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Darrick Metz

Senior Vice President - Originations

Gregory S. Hand

Senior Vice President - Underwriting

Kelly Henderson

Senior Vice President - Eastern Region

Jessica Cometa

Senior Relationship Manager - Western Region

Dan Garrett

Vice President - Central Region

Michael Byrd

Vice President - Midwest Region

Wendy Yan

Vice President - Underwriting

Darrick Metz

Senior Vice President - Originations

Kelly Henderson

Senior Vice President - Eastern Region

Dan Garrett

Vice President - Central Region

Michael Byrd

Vice President - Midwest Region

Jessica Cometa

Senior Relationship Manager - Western Region

Gregory S. Hand

Senior Vice President - Underwriting

Wendy Yan

Vice President - Underwriting

Darrick Metz
Senior Vice President - Originations
Darrick Metz, Senior Vice President - Originations Mr. Metz leads WNC’s tax credit property originations team in the Midwest and central states. Prior to joining WNC in 1999, he worked for a regional tax credit developer and for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency as a Senior Housing Development Officer with responsibility for the allocation of Tax Credits and HOME funds. Mr. Metz  currently is a member of the Qualified Allocation Plan Tax Credit Advisory Committee for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Minnesota Housing Multifamily Technical Advisory and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. He earned a bachelor of science in finance and economics from St. Cloud University.
Gregory S. Hand
Senior Vice President - Underwriting
Gregory Hand, Senior Vice President - Underwriting Mr. Hand oversees WNC’s underwriting group. Prior to joining WNC in 1998, he served as a portfolio manager with a national tax credit sponsor, a finance manager with a full-service real estate operating company and a financial analyst with a real estate development company. Mr. Hand currently sits on the advisory committee for the National Council of Housing Market Analysts and is a member of the Housing Credit Group of the National Association of Home Builders. He earned his bachelor of science in business administration and finance from Iowa State University.
Kelly Henderson
Senior Vice President - Eastern Region
Kelly Henderson, Senior Vice President - Originations Ms. Henderson oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the Northeast. Prior to joining WNC in 2006, she served as the vice president of acquisitions and senior counsel for a national tax credit syndicator. Ms. Henderson, a licensed attorney, earned a bachelor of science from State University of New York at Geneseo and a juris doctor from the New England School.
Jessica Cometa
Senior Relationship Manager - Western Region
Jessica Cometa, Senior Relationship Manager Ms. Cometa oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the Western United States. Prior to joining WNC, she worked for a community lending banker and an affordable housing development company. Ms. Cometa earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Dan Garrett
Vice President - Central Region
Dan Garrett, Vice President - Originations Mr. Garrett is responsible for WNC’s origination efforts in the Midwest, along with Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Prior to joining WNC, he worked for a tax credit syndication company and founded a development company. Mr. Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and a master of public administration from Drake University.
Michael Byrd
Vice President - Midwest Region
Michael Byrd, Director - Originations Mr. Byrd oversees WNC’s origination efforts throughout the central United States. Prior to Joining WNC in 2007, he worked for national nonprofit and for-profit developers. Mr. Byrd earned a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Michigan and a master of architecture from the University of Minnesota.
Wendy Yan
Vice President - Underwriting
Wendy Yan, Vice President - Underwriting Ms. Yan oversees the acquisition of new projects for WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2011, Ms. Yan worked as an affordable housing developer and a senior project manager for two regional development firms. She received a bachelor of science in psychology and a master of arts in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Darrick Metz
Senior Vice President - Originations
Darrick Metz, Senior Vice President - Originations Mr. Metz leads WNC’s tax credit property originations team in the Midwest and central states. Prior to joining WNC in 1999, he worked for a regional tax credit developer and for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency as a Senior Housing Development Officer with responsibility for the allocation of Tax Credits and HOME funds. Mr. Metz  currently is a member of the Qualified Allocation Plan Tax Credit Advisory Committee for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Minnesota Housing Multifamily Technical Advisory and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. He earned a bachelor of science in finance and economics from St. Cloud University.
Kelly Henderson
Senior Vice President - Eastern Region
Kelly Henderson, Senior Vice President - Originations Ms. Henderson oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the Northeast. Prior to joining WNC in 2006, she served as the vice president of acquisitions and senior counsel for a national tax credit syndicator. Ms. Henderson, a licensed attorney, earned a bachelor of science from State University of New York at Geneseo and a juris doctor from the New England School.
Dan Garrett
Vice President - Central Region
Dan Garrett, Vice President - Originations Mr. Garrett is responsible for WNC’s origination efforts in the Midwest, along with Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Prior to joining WNC, he worked for a tax credit syndication company and founded a development company. Mr. Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and a master of public administration from Drake University.
Michael Byrd
Vice President - Midwest Region
Michael Byrd, Director - Originations Mr. Byrd oversees WNC’s origination efforts throughout the central United States. Prior to Joining WNC in 2007, he worked for national nonprofit and for-profit developers. Mr. Byrd earned a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Michigan and a master of architecture from the University of Minnesota.
Jessica Cometa
Senior Relationship Manager - Western Region
Jessica Cometa, Senior Relationship Manager Ms. Cometa oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the Western United States. Prior to joining WNC, she worked for a community lending banker and an affordable housing development company. Ms. Cometa earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Gregory S. Hand
Senior Vice President - Underwriting
Gregory Hand, Senior Vice President - Underwriting Mr. Hand oversees WNC’s underwriting group. Prior to joining WNC in 1998, he served as a portfolio manager with a national tax credit sponsor, a finance manager with a full-service real estate operating company and a financial analyst with a real estate development company. Mr. Hand currently sits on the advisory committee for the National Council of Housing Market Analysts and is a member of the Housing Credit Group of the National Association of Home Builders. He earned his bachelor of science in business administration and finance from Iowa State University.
Wendy Yan
Vice President - Underwriting
Wendy Yan, Vice President - Underwriting Ms. Yan oversees the acquisition of new projects for WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2011, Ms. Yan worked as an affordable housing developer and a senior project manager for two regional development firms. She received a bachelor of science in psychology and a master of arts in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.