Maurilio León has dedicated his career to combining strategy and innovation to successful outcomes in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He is the Chief Operating Officer for the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) and responsible for strategic and operational oversight of programs and establishing partnerships to further programs and community outcomes. This includes identifying opportunities to leverage organizational strengths and creating innovative strategies.
Prior to joining CHOC, Mr. León was the District Director for Assembymember Ting in San Francisco and had complete responsibilities for the district office, including developing and implementing policy objectives, strategies and operational. This also included establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with the community, local governments, and private interest groups.
Before becoming District Director, Mr. León was the Executive Vice President of the Unity Council, a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation known for its innovative and successful approaches to community development. The Unity Council employs a comprehensive strategy to enable individuals to build assets by focusing on economic, social and neighborhood needs. Each year, an estimated 12,000 primarily low to moderate income clients are provided with the tools needed to transform their lives, build assets and ultimately achieve long-term educational, entrepreneurial or homeownership success.
Prior to joining the Unity Council, Mr. León worked extensively in the financial industry and local government. He was the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City and County of San Francisco, Office of The Assessor-Recorder and then became City and County of San Francisco Deputy Assessor-Recorder. Prior to this, Mr. León worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, Providian Financial Corporation, and Washington Mutual (presently JP Morgan Chase).
Having grown up in a migrant farm worker family and having benefited from several programs like Migrate Education and the federal TRIO programs, Mr. León is an avid supporter of creating opportunities for low-income, working class individuals and their families. He is the first in his family to attend college, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. León lives in the Fruitvale district of O