July 14, 2017

Juan Otero joins Make Room Board of Directors

Originally published by Make Room

Comcast NBCUniversal executive brings his Government Affairs expertise to bear to address the national rental housing crisis.

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2017
Contact: Sarah Kaufman

“I am thrilled to welcome Juan Otero to our governing board of directors. Juan’s prior work in the media and government will be an incredible asset to Make Room as we further our mission to ensure that every person can live in a safe and quality home that they can afford,” said Ali Solis, President and CEO, Make Room Inc.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the board of Make Room. As a product of a working class family from the South Bronx, I am familiar with the struggles that everyday people face to make their rent. The challenges that renters are facing across our country are significant and can be life changing. I look forward to serving and elevating this compelling public policy issue,” said Juan Otero, who serves as Senior Director and Policy Counsel for Comcast NBCUniversal’s Federal Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Mr. Otero is responsible for representing Comcast NBCUniversal with Members of Congress and the Administration. Mr. Otero is also responsible for developing strategies for achieving corporate legislative objectives and actively works with third party policy stakeholders. Juan also regularly interfaces and supports Comcast NBCUniversal with the leading national public policy, inter-governmental associations, and civil rights organizations.

Mr. Otero currently sits on the Boards of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and the Hispanic Federation of New York.

Prior to joining Comcast, he was a Committee Director for the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. and previously served as Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he oversaw the Department’s efforts to develop improved interoperability technologies and communications. Before joining DHS, he worked as Principal Counsel for the National League of Cities.


Make Room, the nation’s leading organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, gives voice to struggling renters and elevates rental housing on the agendas of our nation’s leaders. We’re advocating for better policies and telling the stories of real families who can’t make rent today.

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