Dr. Sturtevant has been involved in research on economic, demographic and housing market issues for more than 20 years. She currently serves as chief economist with Bright MLS, one of the largest multiple listing services in the country, serving over 100,000 subscribers across six states and the District of Columbia. In her role, she leads research and forecast activities for Bright, serving as a thought leader on the housing market. Prior to her position at Bright MLS, Dr. Sturtevant was chief economist with Virginia REALTORS®. She was founder and president of LSA Planning, a housing consulting firm, and has served in other research capacities at nonprofit organizations and universities. Dr. Sturtevant completed her PhD in public policy from George Mason University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland and a BS in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University.