Tonya Cureton Curry has served as the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Deputy Commissioner for Housing and as Deputy Executive Director for the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority since March 1, 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law.
Mrs. Curry started her career in state government as Executive Counsel for the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority and later served as Director of Bond Finance and Investments for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. She has served as a faculty member and as a department chair within the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), respectively. Prior to working with TCSG, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Attorney General, Commercial Transactions & Litigation Division, working primarily with the state’s bond issuing authorities. She was also appointed to serve as the Assistant Commissioner of Securities within the Secretary of State’s Securities and Business Regulation Division. Over the years she has also worked with the Department of Administrative Services and the Office of the Governor. Prior to joining state government, she served as a Local Government and Community Relations Program Manager for the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games, as a Vice President with Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and as an Associate with the law firm of Kutak Rock (Atlanta, GA). She has been licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia since 1990 and maintains her admissions to local, state and federal courts in the Atlanta region.
Curry is active in numerous professional and civic organizations and she has served on several local and regional boards. She is also a frequent presenter at government and industry focused conferences and an active member of several legal and trade organizations.