Recognition and Awards Committee
Identifying and recognizing distinguished individuals’ and organizations’ extraordinary achievements and/or contributions to KAWS.
Song Hutchins is the founder, president, and CEO of Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC), a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), HUD approved housing counseling agency located in Rockville, Maryland and has two satellite offices in N. VA and DC. She is also a founder and current Executive Board member of AREAA DC Metro Chapter – Asian Real Estate Association of America, a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) professional networking association. In addition, since 2014, Song has participated in Grant Reviewing for Cherry Blossom Giving Circle (CBGC) of DC Region – Cherry Blossom Giving Circle is a member of Asian American Pacific Islanders Philanthropist (AAPIP). Song, as an administrator, is also a housing counselor certified on financial capability counseling/education, foreclosure prevention, first-time homebuyer education and counseling, and reverse mortgage.
Song currently holds board positons with the Asian Pacific American Public Affairs (APAPA) and serves on Commission on Aging, Co-Chair of Asian American Advisory Group to Montgomery County Executive, and Fair Housing Task Force in Fairfax County, VA. Song is also involved in advocacy work on housing and financial policy matters in National level as a leading member of National Housing Resource Center (NHRC).
Song was previously a bank branch manager at Riggs Bank and Chevy Chase Bank for over 15 years and held several sales manager positions within the residential lending (including Chevy Chase and Wells Fargo that include 4 years of Revere Mortgage lending) where she learned to underwrite the mortgages; processing, closing and funding, for over 10 years before she found AAHC.
She is married to Michael Hutchins, Ph.D., Biologist, Wildlife Conservation and Education Specialists, and an Administrator of nonprofit organization, and has two wonderful daughters, one son-in-law and two perfect granddaughters at this time. She is waiting to meet her second son-in-law and more grandchildren to come.