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Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Melanie Wenk
Executive Vice President - Business Operations
Anand Kannan
President - Community Preservation Partners
David N. Shafer
Executive Vice President
Anil Advani
Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance
Christine Cormier
Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations
Darrick Metz
Senior Vice President - Originations
Camille Longino
CFO and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Finance
Gregory S. Hand
Senior Vice President - Developer Relations
Ann Caruana
Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Funds
Diana DiPreta
Senior Vice President - Originations, Northeast
Kent Mehring
Senior Vice President - Asset Management
Richard Bennion
Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds
Dan Garrett
Vice President - Central Region
Kristin Han
Vice President - Compliance
Wendy Yan
Vice President - Underwriting
Michael Byrd
Vice President - Midwest Region
Emmet Hargrave
Vice President - Fund Management
Jessica Captanis
Vice President - Originations, West
Warren Allen
Vice President - LIHTC Production
Christina Pham
Vice President - Portfolio Dispositions
Randy Kim
Vice President - Information Technology
Jason Brown
Controller
David Ciminelli
Vice President - Originations
Jennifer (Howard) McHugh
Vice President - Investor Relations
Sarah Arnold
Vice President - Asset Management
Tammy Bliss
Director - Construction Risk Management
Grace Duong
Director - Human Resources
Ryan Arango
Director - Asset Management, PEF Funds
Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Melanie Wenk
Executive Vice President - Business Operations
Anand Kannan
President - Community Preservation Partners
David N. Shafer
Executive Vice President
Anil Advani
Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance
Christine Cormier
Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations
Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Melanie Wenk
Executive Vice President - Business Operations
Anand Kannan
President - Community Preservation Partners
David N. Shafer
Executive Vice President
Anil Advani
Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance
Christine Cormier
Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations
Camille Longino
CFO and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Finance
Darrick Metz
Senior Vice President - Originations
Gregory S. Hand
Senior Vice President - Developer Relations
Ann Caruana
Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Funds
Kent Mehring
Senior Vice President - Asset Management
Richard Bennion
Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds
Kristin Han
Vice President - Compliance
Wendy Yan
Vice President - Underwriting
Emmet Hargrave
Vice President - Fund Management
Warren Allen
Vice President - LIHTC Production
Randy Kim
Vice President - Information Technology
Christina Pham
Vice President - Portfolio Dispositions
Jason Brown
Controller
Jennifer (Howard) McHugh
Vice President - Investor Relations
Tammy Bliss
Director - Construction Risk Management
Grace Duong
Director - Human Resources
Sarah Arnold
Vice President - Asset Management
Jim Ashby
Advisory Board Member
Christopher Beda
Board of Advisors
Howard Heitner
Advisory Board Member
Denise Kiley
Advisory Board Member
Jenny Netzer
Advisory Board Member
Michael Novogradac
Advisory Board Member
Anil Advani
Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance
Gregory S. Hand
Senior Vice President - Developer Relations
Darrick Metz
Senior Vice President - Originations
Diana DiPreta
Senior Vice President - Originations, Northeast
Dan Garrett
Vice President - Central Region
Michael Byrd
Vice President - Midwest Region
Jessica Captanis
Vice President - Originations, West
David Ciminelli
Vice President - Originations
Warren Allen
Vice President - LIHTC Production

Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Wilfred N. Cooper Sr, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Mr. Cooper founded WNC to specialize in development and syndication of affordable rental housing properties. Mr. Cooper, who has testified before Congress regarding low-income housing tax credits, is a life director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a national trustee of NAHB’s Political Action Committee. He is a life trustee of the National Housing Conference, a cofounder and director emeritus of the California Housing Consortium and a member of the U.S. Vets Housing Taskforce committee. Additionally, Mr. Cooper has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF). Mr. Cooper is the recipient of the CHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAHB Robert J. Corletta Award and the David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in the industry. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from Pomona College.

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WNC and President and Registered Principal of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Cooper directs WNC’s overall business operations and strategy. Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of a multinational corporation. He is a national trustee of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee, a member of the NAHB Federal Government Affairs and Housing Finance Committees and the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), a co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Tax Credit Advisor. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from the School of International Service of the American University.

Melanie Wenk

Executive Vice President - Business Operations

Melanie Wenk, CPA, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation. Ms. Wenk oversees WNC’s accounting, underwriting, portfolio dispositions and NMTC reporting and compliance groups. Prior to joining WNC in 2003, she was employed by a national accounting firm where her emphasis was on the affordable housing industry.  Ms. Wenk serves on US Bank’s Orange County Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the National Association of Home Builders.  She earned a bachelor of science in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Anand Kannan

President - Community Preservation Partners

Anand Kannan, CPA, President - Community Preservation Partners (CPP). As president of CPP, WNC’s subsidiary that specializes in affordable housing preservation and development, Mr. Kannan oversees the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing properties by WNC and its joint venture partners. Prior to joining WNC in 2010, he served as an associate director with a regional property developer where he developed or consulted on more than 90 affordable rental properties. Mr. Kannan received the Young Leader Award from Affordable Housing Finance in 2016. He currently is a member of Vistage International and a director for CARH. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.

David N. Shafer

Executive Vice President

David Shafer, Esq., Executive Vice President with WNC and Registered Principal with WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Shafer oversees WNC’s corporate and partnership legal affairs. Prior to joining WNC in 1990, he practiced real estate and tax law. Mr. Shafer currently is a director of the California Council of Affordable Housing, the Council of Affordable and Rural Housing and a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Shafer earned a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara before graduating cum laude from the New England School of Law and later achieving a master of laws at the University of San Diego.

Anil Advani

Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance

Anil Advani, Esq., Executive Vice President – Originations and Finance and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Advani oversees WNC’s originations team.  He has 20 years of LIHTC experience from both a consulting and syndications perspective. Prior to joining WNC in 2011 he worked for a tax credit syndicator and two national accounting firms with a specialization in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) industry. Mr. Advani earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor from American University.

Christine Cormier

Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations

Christine Cormier, Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations and registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Ms. Cormier oversees WNC’s institutional Fund Management and Investor Relations teams, including equity raising efforts, investor due diligence and multi-investor fund closings. Prior to joining WNC in 2008, she served as a managing director for a national tax credit syndicator. Ms. Cormier serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. She graduated summa cum laude from Bentley University with a bachelor of science in accounting and computer science.

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.

Camille Longino

CFO and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Finance

Camille Longino, CFO and Senior Vice President - Accounting and Finance and Human Resources. Ms. Longino oversees daily operations of WNC’s accounting and finance and human resources teams. Ms. Longino is a member of the PEF Investment Committee. Prior to joining WNC, Camille worked with a private real estate equity firm where she served as the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and as Senior Vice President of asset management during her tenure. Prior to that, she spent eleven years with a diversified real estate investment firm, where she was involved in the firm’s fund management services and served in various financial reporting, investor reporting and asset management roles.  She has previously worked in the financial accounting and reporting leadership role with a variety of commercial real estate companies, ranging from private start-ups to large publicly held companies. Camille began her career as a CPA with an international accounting firm. She earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Florida State University’s College of Business.

Gregory S. Hand

Senior Vice President - Developer Relations

Gregory Hand, Senior Vice President - Developer Relations Mr. Hand is responsible for working directly with originators and key general partners on a national basis in evaluating LIHTC opportunities.  In addition, Mr. Hand works directly with WNC's Investor Relations department with regard to investor due diligence matters. 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.

Ann Caruana

Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Funds

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Fund Ms. Caruana oversees all acquisition activities of WNC’s Preservation Equity Funds. Prior to joining WNC in 2018, she worked for four years with a private real estate equity firm where she specialized in the acquisition of affordable rental apartments generating economic returns, last serving as senior vice president of acquisitions. Prior to that, Ms. Caruana spent nine years with a publicly-traded multifamily REIT where she served in various research and investment roles, including senior director of market research, senior investment analyst and investment manager. Ms. Caruana is a member of the ULI (Urban Land Institute) Women’s Leadership Initiative and the NMHC (National Multifamily Housing Council) Emerging Leaders Committee. Ms. Caruana holds an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s degree in statistics and marketing from Miami University, Ohio.

Diana DiPreta

Senior Vice President - Originations, Northeast

Ms. DiPreta is responsible for WNC’s origination efforts in the Northeast. Prior to joining WNC, she worked for a national bank in New York City, where she ultimately served as senior equity originator and senior vice president. Previously she served as a commercial real estate underwriter for a national bank.  She is a board member of the Queens Community House and junior board finance chair of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. DiPreta earned a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a certificate in real estate finance and investment from New York University.

Kent Mehring

Senior Vice President - Asset Management

Kent Mehring, Senior Vice President - Asset Management Mr. Mehring oversees WNC’s tax credit asset management group. Prior to joining WNC in 2013, he served as an investment advisor for a pension fund, a principal for a national tax credit investment company and a director for a low-income housing tax credit management company. He currently is a National Association of Home Builders member and a housing credit certified professional. Mr. Mehring majored in business management at Northeastern University.

Richard Bennion

Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds

Richard Bennion, Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds. Mr. Bennion oversees WNC’s investor relations including equity raising efforts, investor due diligence and fund closings for WNC’s Preservation Equity Funds. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, he served as a Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for a national real estate investment management firm, where he closed over $2.8B in equity and led all investor relationship activities. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business 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.

Kristin Han

Vice President - Compliance

Kristin Han, Vice President - Compliance, HCCP Ms. Han oversees property compliance for WNC’s nationwide portfolio. Prior to joining WNC in 1997, Ms. Han was a certified occupancy specialist for a nationwide property management company. She  holds the Housing Credit Certified Professional designation as well as NAHP (National Affordable Housing Professional), Certified Credit Compliance Professional, National Compliance Professional Executive (NCP) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) certifications. Ms. Han is on the HCCP Board and the advisory board for the property compliance section of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. She is a frequently invited speaker at National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) conferences. Ms. Han attended the California State University at Long Beach.

Wendy Yan

Vice President - Underwriting

Wendy Yan, Vice President - Underwriting Ms. Yan oversees the underwriting team for new LIHTC 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.

Michael Byrd

Vice President - Midwest Region

Michael Byrd, Vice President - Originations, Midwest 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.

Emmet Hargrave

Vice President - Fund Management

Emmet Hargrave, Vice President - Fund Management and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Hargrave oversees WNC’s Fund Management group. Mr. Hargrave joined WNC in 2007, and prior to overseeing WNC’s Fund Management group, he served as the team leader of WNC’s pricing group, which is responsible for modeling WNC’s LIHTC acquisitions. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Hargrave attended the University of Vermont and graduated with a bachelor of science in finance.

Jessica Captanis

Vice President - Originations, West

Jessica Captanis, Vice President - Originations, Western Region. Ms. Captanis 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. Captanis earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Warren Allen

Vice President - LIHTC Production

Warren Allen, Vice President – LIHTC Production. Mr. Allen oversees institutional investor due diligence and manages the Originations financial analysis group for WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2017, he served as vice president of originations for a national tax credit syndicator. He was previously division controller for a multi-national plastics manufacturing firm and financial analysis manager for a national tax credit investor. Mr. Allen has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Southern California.

Christina Pham

Vice President - Portfolio Dispositions

Christina Pham, Vice President – Portfolio Dispositions Ms. Pham is responsible for the oversight of WNC’s property dispositions. Prior to joining WNC in 2004, Ms. Pham served as WNC’s Investor Services Manager and also provided financial analysis for WNC’s portfolio management group. Ms. Pham serves as Chair for the University of California, Irvine Alumni Advisory Committee, which provides leadership training and mentorship to its members. Ms. Pham graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a bachelor of science in economics.

Randy Kim

Vice President - Information Technology

Randy Kim, Vice President – Information Technology. Mr. Kim oversees WNC’s information technology team. Prior to joining WNC in 2013, he served as database engineer, developer and architect in various business sectors, including real estate investment and finance companies. He is a Microsoft Certified Business Intelligence Developer and MicroStrategy certified project designer, developer and engine specialist. Mr. Kim attended California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo for a master’s degree in computer science and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jason Brown

Controller

Jason Brown, CPA, Controller. Mr. Brown oversees the accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting functions of WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, Mr. Brown worked with private and public homebuilders in various accounting and finance roles, focusing on project and corporate accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, and an ERP system implementation. Jason started his career as a Manager in the assurance services practice at Ernst & Young, where he primarily managed the audits of private real estate investment firms, commercial property developers, and operators. Mr. Brown graduated cum laude from California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Jason is currently an MBA candidate at the University of California, Irvine, pursuing dual specializations in digital transformation and real estate and urban development.

David Ciminelli

Vice President - Originations

David Ciminelli, Vice President – Originations, Southeast. Mr. Ciminelli oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the southeast. Prior to joining WNC, Mr. Ciminelli worked for a major tax credit syndicator as an originator responsible for properties nationwide. Mr. Ciminelli also has prior experience in LIHTC acquisition and asset management. Mr. Ciminelli earned his bachelor of science in economics and finance from Westfield State University. He also holds a Master of Urban, Community and Regional Planning (MCP) and a Real Estate Finance Association Certificate in real estate finance, both from Boston University.

Jennifer (Howard) McHugh

Vice President - Investor Relations

Jennifer (Howard) McHugh, Vice President - Investor Relations. Ms. McHugh is responsible for WNC’s equity raise efforts, investor due diligence and multi-investor fund closings. Ms. McHugh has over 14 years of multifamily housing experience. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, Ms. McHugh worked as Vice President and Fund Manager of the national and regional multi-investor platform for a national tax credit syndicator. Prior to her investor relations role, Ms. McHugh was responsible for the origination and acquisition closings of low income housing tax credit investments. Ms. McHugh graduated with honors and holds both a bachelor of science in corporate finance and accounting and a master in business administration with a concentration in finance from Bentley University.

Sarah Arnold

Vice President - Asset Management

Sarah Arnold, Vice President - Asset Management. Ms. Arnold is responsible for the oversight of WNC’s stabilized asset management team. Sarah brings 15 years of commercial real estate experience, including 13 years in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) programs. Prior to joining WNC she served approximately 13 years as Vice President - Asset Management at a LIHTC asset management company based in Austin, TX.  At the firm, she was responsible for the oversight of a sizeable LIHTC portfolio, including capital transactions and property-partnership restructurings.  Sarah was previously a commercial real estate appraiser and graduated with a bachelor of arts in both business and mathematics from Southwestern University.

Tammy Bliss

Director - Construction Risk Management

Tammy Bliss, Director - Construction Risk Management. Ms. Bliss oversees the construction risk management department at WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2013 she worked as a lender, developer, property manager and business owner.  Ms. Bliss earned an associate of arts degree in communication studies from Coastline College. Currently, Ms. Bliss holds a California broker license and real estate license. She is a member of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Ms. Bliss also is an accredited independent rental owner professional.

Grace Duong

Director - Human Resources

Grace Duong, Human Resources Director Ms. Duong oversees all aspects of WNC’s human resource activities. Prior to joining WNC in 2011, she directed HR initiatives in established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. Ms. Duong currently is a member of Society for Human Resources Management and Professionals in Human Resources Association. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of California, Riverside before attending Pepperdine University where she received a  master of business administration and a certificate in dispute resolution.

Ryan Arango

Director - Asset Management, PEF Funds

Ryan Arango, Director – Asset Management, Preservation Equity Fund. Ryan Arango is responsible for all aspects of asset management with respect to PEF’s investment portfolio. Prior to WNC Mr. Arango worked for private investment firms where he was involved in the acquisition, disposition and asset management of $1.5 billion in multifamily real estate. Mr. Arango graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a concentration in real estate finance and international business.

Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Wilfred N. Cooper Sr, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Mr. Cooper founded WNC to specialize in development and syndication of affordable rental housing properties. Mr. Cooper, who has testified before Congress regarding low-income housing tax credits, is a life director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a national trustee of NAHB’s Political Action Committee. He is a life trustee of the National Housing Conference, a cofounder and director emeritus of the California Housing Consortium and a member of the U.S. Vets Housing Taskforce committee. Additionally, Mr. Cooper has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF). Mr. Cooper is the recipient of the CHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAHB Robert J. Corletta Award and the David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in the industry. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from Pomona College.

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WNC and President and Registered Principal of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Cooper directs WNC’s overall business operations and strategy. Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of a multinational corporation. He is a national trustee of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee, a member of the NAHB Federal Government Affairs and Housing Finance Committees and the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), a co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Tax Credit Advisor. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from the School of International Service of the American University.

Melanie Wenk

Executive Vice President - Business Operations

Melanie Wenk, CPA, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation. Ms. Wenk oversees WNC’s accounting, underwriting, portfolio dispositions and NMTC reporting and compliance groups. Prior to joining WNC in 2003, she was employed by a national accounting firm where her emphasis was on the affordable housing industry.  Ms. Wenk serves on US Bank’s Orange County Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the National Association of Home Builders.  She earned a bachelor of science in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Anand Kannan

President - Community Preservation Partners

Anand Kannan, CPA, President - Community Preservation Partners (CPP). As president of CPP, WNC’s subsidiary that specializes in affordable housing preservation and development, Mr. Kannan oversees the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing properties by WNC and its joint venture partners. Prior to joining WNC in 2010, he served as an associate director with a regional property developer where he developed or consulted on more than 90 affordable rental properties. Mr. Kannan received the Young Leader Award from Affordable Housing Finance in 2016. He currently is a member of Vistage International and a director for CARH. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.

David N. Shafer

Executive Vice President

David Shafer, Esq., Executive Vice President with WNC and Registered Principal with WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Shafer oversees WNC’s corporate and partnership legal affairs. Prior to joining WNC in 1990, he practiced real estate and tax law. Mr. Shafer currently is a director of the California Council of Affordable Housing, the Council of Affordable and Rural Housing and a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Shafer earned a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara before graduating cum laude from the New England School of Law and later achieving a master of laws at the University of San Diego.

Anil Advani

Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance

Anil Advani, Esq., Executive Vice President – Originations and Finance and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Advani oversees WNC’s originations team.  He has 20 years of LIHTC experience from both a consulting and syndications perspective. Prior to joining WNC in 2011 he worked for a tax credit syndicator and two national accounting firms with a specialization in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) industry. Mr. Advani earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor from American University.

Christine Cormier

Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations

Christine Cormier, Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations and registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Ms. Cormier oversees WNC’s institutional Fund Management and Investor Relations teams, including equity raising efforts, investor due diligence and multi-investor fund closings. Prior to joining WNC in 2008, she served as a managing director for a national tax credit syndicator. Ms. Cormier serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. She graduated summa cum laude from Bentley University with a bachelor of science in accounting and computer science.

Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Wilfred N. Cooper Sr, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Mr. Cooper founded WNC to specialize in development and syndication of affordable rental housing properties. Mr. Cooper, who has testified before Congress regarding low-income housing tax credits, is a life director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a national trustee of NAHB’s Political Action Committee. He is a life trustee of the National Housing Conference, a cofounder and director emeritus of the California Housing Consortium and a member of the U.S. Vets Housing Taskforce committee. Additionally, Mr. Cooper has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF). Mr. Cooper is the recipient of the CHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAHB Robert J. Corletta Award and the David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in the industry. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from Pomona College.

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WNC and President and Registered Principal of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Cooper directs WNC’s overall business operations and strategy. Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of a multinational corporation. He is a national trustee of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee, a member of the NAHB Federal Government Affairs and Housing Finance Committees and the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), a co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Tax Credit Advisor. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from the School of International Service of the American University.

Melanie Wenk

Executive Vice President - Business Operations

Melanie Wenk, CPA, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation. Ms. Wenk oversees WNC’s accounting, underwriting, portfolio dispositions and NMTC reporting and compliance groups. Prior to joining WNC in 2003, she was employed by a national accounting firm where her emphasis was on the affordable housing industry.  Ms. Wenk serves on US Bank’s Orange County Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the National Association of Home Builders.  She earned a bachelor of science in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Anand Kannan

President - Community Preservation Partners

Anand Kannan, CPA, President - Community Preservation Partners (CPP). As president of CPP, WNC’s subsidiary that specializes in affordable housing preservation and development, Mr. Kannan oversees the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing properties by WNC and its joint venture partners. Prior to joining WNC in 2010, he served as an associate director with a regional property developer where he developed or consulted on more than 90 affordable rental properties. Mr. Kannan received the Young Leader Award from Affordable Housing Finance in 2016. He currently is a member of Vistage International and a director for CARH. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.

David N. Shafer

Executive Vice President

David Shafer, Esq., Executive Vice President with WNC and Registered Principal with WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Shafer oversees WNC’s corporate and partnership legal affairs. Prior to joining WNC in 1990, he practiced real estate and tax law. Mr. Shafer currently is a director of the California Council of Affordable Housing, the Council of Affordable and Rural Housing and a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Shafer earned a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara before graduating cum laude from the New England School of Law and later achieving a master of laws at the University of San Diego.

Anil Advani

Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance

Anil Advani, Esq., Executive Vice President – Originations and Finance and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Advani oversees WNC’s originations team.  He has 20 years of LIHTC experience from both a consulting and syndications perspective. Prior to joining WNC in 2011 he worked for a tax credit syndicator and two national accounting firms with a specialization in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) industry. Mr. Advani earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor from American University.

Christine Cormier

Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations

Christine Cormier, Executive Vice President - Fund Management and Investor Relations and registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Ms. Cormier oversees WNC’s institutional Fund Management and Investor Relations teams, including equity raising efforts, investor due diligence and multi-investor fund closings. Prior to joining WNC in 2008, she served as a managing director for a national tax credit syndicator. Ms. Cormier serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. She graduated summa cum laude from Bentley University with a bachelor of science in accounting and computer science.

Camille Longino

CFO and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Finance

Camille Longino, CFO and Senior Vice President - Accounting and Finance and Human Resources. Ms. Longino oversees daily operations of WNC’s accounting and finance and human resources teams. Ms. Longino is a member of the PEF Investment Committee. Prior to joining WNC, Camille worked with a private real estate equity firm where she served as the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and as Senior Vice President of asset management during her tenure. Prior to that, she spent eleven years with a diversified real estate investment firm, where she was involved in the firm’s fund management services and served in various financial reporting, investor reporting and asset management roles.  She has previously worked in the financial accounting and reporting leadership role with a variety of commercial real estate companies, ranging from private start-ups to large publicly held companies. Camille began her career as a CPA with an international accounting firm. She earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Florida State University’s College of Business.

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 - Developer Relations

Gregory Hand, Senior Vice President - Developer Relations Mr. Hand is responsible for working directly with originators and key general partners on a national basis in evaluating LIHTC opportunities.  In addition, Mr. Hand works directly with WNC's Investor Relations department with regard to investor due diligence matters. 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.

Ann Caruana

Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Funds

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, Preservation Equity Fund Ms. Caruana oversees all acquisition activities of WNC’s Preservation Equity Funds. Prior to joining WNC in 2018, she worked for four years with a private real estate equity firm where she specialized in the acquisition of affordable rental apartments generating economic returns, last serving as senior vice president of acquisitions. Prior to that, Ms. Caruana spent nine years with a publicly-traded multifamily REIT where she served in various research and investment roles, including senior director of market research, senior investment analyst and investment manager. Ms. Caruana is a member of the ULI (Urban Land Institute) Women’s Leadership Initiative and the NMHC (National Multifamily Housing Council) Emerging Leaders Committee. Ms. Caruana holds an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s degree in statistics and marketing from Miami University, Ohio.

Kent Mehring

Senior Vice President - Asset Management

Kent Mehring, Senior Vice President - Asset Management Mr. Mehring oversees WNC’s tax credit asset management group. Prior to joining WNC in 2013, he served as an investment advisor for a pension fund, a principal for a national tax credit investment company and a director for a low-income housing tax credit management company. He currently is a National Association of Home Builders member and a housing credit certified professional. Mr. Mehring majored in business management at Northeastern University.

Richard Bennion

Senior Vice President - Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds

Richard Bennion, Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, Preservation Equity Funds. Mr. Bennion oversees WNC’s investor relations including equity raising efforts, investor due diligence and fund closings for WNC’s Preservation Equity Funds. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, he served as a Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for a national real estate investment management firm, where he closed over $2.8B in equity and led all investor relationship activities. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Kristin Han

Vice President - Compliance

Kristin Han, Vice President - Compliance, HCCP Ms. Han oversees property compliance for WNC’s nationwide portfolio. Prior to joining WNC in 1997, Ms. Han was a certified occupancy specialist for a nationwide property management company. She  holds the Housing Credit Certified Professional designation as well as NAHP (National Affordable Housing Professional), Certified Credit Compliance Professional, National Compliance Professional Executive (NCP) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) certifications. Ms. Han is on the HCCP Board and the advisory board for the property compliance section of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. She is a frequently invited speaker at National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) conferences. Ms. Han attended the California State University at Long Beach.

Wendy Yan

Vice President - Underwriting

Wendy Yan, Vice President - Underwriting Ms. Yan oversees the underwriting team for new LIHTC 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.

Emmet Hargrave

Vice President - Fund Management

Emmet Hargrave, Vice President - Fund Management and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Hargrave oversees WNC’s Fund Management group. Mr. Hargrave joined WNC in 2007, and prior to overseeing WNC’s Fund Management group, he served as the team leader of WNC’s pricing group, which is responsible for modeling WNC’s LIHTC acquisitions. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Hargrave attended the University of Vermont and graduated with a bachelor of science in finance.

Warren Allen

Vice President - LIHTC Production

Warren Allen, Vice President – LIHTC Production. Mr. Allen oversees institutional investor due diligence and manages the Originations financial analysis group for WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2017, he served as vice president of originations for a national tax credit syndicator. He was previously division controller for a multi-national plastics manufacturing firm and financial analysis manager for a national tax credit investor. Mr. Allen has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Southern California.

Randy Kim

Vice President - Information Technology

Randy Kim, Vice President – Information Technology. Mr. Kim oversees WNC’s information technology team. Prior to joining WNC in 2013, he served as database engineer, developer and architect in various business sectors, including real estate investment and finance companies. He is a Microsoft Certified Business Intelligence Developer and MicroStrategy certified project designer, developer and engine specialist. Mr. Kim attended California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo for a master’s degree in computer science and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christina Pham

Vice President - Portfolio Dispositions

Christina Pham, Vice President – Portfolio Dispositions Ms. Pham is responsible for the oversight of WNC’s property dispositions. Prior to joining WNC in 2004, Ms. Pham served as WNC’s Investor Services Manager and also provided financial analysis for WNC’s portfolio management group. Ms. Pham serves as Chair for the University of California, Irvine Alumni Advisory Committee, which provides leadership training and mentorship to its members. Ms. Pham graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a bachelor of science in economics.

Jason Brown

Controller

Jason Brown, CPA, Controller. Mr. Brown oversees the accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting functions of WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, Mr. Brown worked with private and public homebuilders in various accounting and finance roles, focusing on project and corporate accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, and an ERP system implementation. Jason started his career as a Manager in the assurance services practice at Ernst & Young, where he primarily managed the audits of private real estate investment firms, commercial property developers, and operators. Mr. Brown graduated cum laude from California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Jason is currently an MBA candidate at the University of California, Irvine, pursuing dual specializations in digital transformation and real estate and urban development.

Jennifer (Howard) McHugh

Vice President - Investor Relations

Jennifer (Howard) McHugh, Vice President - Investor Relations. Ms. McHugh is responsible for WNC’s equity raise efforts, investor due diligence and multi-investor fund closings. Ms. McHugh has over 14 years of multifamily housing experience. Prior to joining WNC in 2020, Ms. McHugh worked as Vice President and Fund Manager of the national and regional multi-investor platform for a national tax credit syndicator. Prior to her investor relations role, Ms. McHugh was responsible for the origination and acquisition closings of low income housing tax credit investments. Ms. McHugh graduated with honors and holds both a bachelor of science in corporate finance and accounting and a master in business administration with a concentration in finance from Bentley University.

Tammy Bliss

Director - Construction Risk Management

Tammy Bliss, Director - Construction Risk Management. Ms. Bliss oversees the construction risk management department at WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2013 she worked as a lender, developer, property manager and business owner.  Ms. Bliss earned an associate of arts degree in communication studies from Coastline College. Currently, Ms. Bliss holds a California broker license and real estate license. She is a member of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Ms. Bliss also is an accredited independent rental owner professional.

Grace Duong

Director - Human Resources

Grace Duong, Human Resources Director Ms. Duong oversees all aspects of WNC’s human resource activities. Prior to joining WNC in 2011, she directed HR initiatives in established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. Ms. Duong currently is a member of Society for Human Resources Management and Professionals in Human Resources Association. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of California, Riverside before attending Pepperdine University where she received a  master of business administration and a certificate in dispute resolution.

Sarah Arnold

Vice President - Asset Management

Sarah Arnold, Vice President - Asset Management. Ms. Arnold is responsible for the oversight of WNC’s stabilized asset management team. Sarah brings 15 years of commercial real estate experience, including 13 years in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) programs. Prior to joining WNC she served approximately 13 years as Vice President - Asset Management at a LIHTC asset management company based in Austin, TX.  At the firm, she was responsible for the oversight of a sizeable LIHTC portfolio, including capital transactions and property-partnership restructurings.  Sarah was previously a commercial real estate appraiser and graduated with a bachelor of arts in both business and mathematics from Southwestern University.

Jim Ashby

Advisory Board Member

Jim Ashby has more than 25 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and business leader in the healthcare, construction and technology industries. He is a past COO of Banfield Pet Hospital, which owns over 1,000 veterinary care clinics located in the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Prior to Banfield, Mr. Ashby served as President and CEO of CareMeridian, a $46 million provider of healthcare services with 16 facilities throughout the southwest. He has served on various philanthropic boards. Jim holds a master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish from the University of Redlands where he graduated a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Christopher Beda

Board of Advisors

Beda is a partner with Wabash Partners, a private real estate investment firm that focuses on multifamily real estate, which he founded in 2018. Prior to Wabash Partners, Beda was a founding partner at Carmel Partners Inc., where he helped the multifamily investment firm raise and invest $4 billion in equity from 2004 to 2017. Previously, Beda spent approximately 10 years as the acquisitions and dispositions officer for the western U.S. at Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), during which time he helped the firm acquire more than 200,000 apartment units. Beda graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Howard Heitner

Advisory Board Member

Howard Heitner has over 35 years of experience in finance, law and affordable housing. He has formerly served at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.; as JRK Residential America President and investment committee member; COO of SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners and partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Conservancy and is a member of the Hollywood Community Housing Board, Shelter Partnership Board, Menorah Housing Foundation Board, Curtis School Board and Adobe Community Board’s finance committee. Mr. Heitner graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree and MBA and from the University of Chicago with a juris doctorate.

Denise Kiley

Advisory Board Member

Denise Kiley has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including 20 years in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry. She currently serves as a consultant in the real estate and finance industries. She formerly served as Managing Trustee and Chief Credit Officer of one of the nation’s largest tax credit syndication firms. Ms. Kiley also served as Director of Asset Management and Underwriting, responsible for overseeing the due diligence and asset management of a portfolio that totaled over $24 billion; and as Chief Operating Officer for a subsidiary company. Denise is a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University. Ms. Kiley earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from The Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Jenny Netzer

Advisory Board Member

Jenny Netzer has been a member of WNC’s Advisory Board since March 2018 and has more than 30 years of experience in the affordable housing and renewable energy industries. Ms. Netzer is CEO of TCAM, an independent investment manager which provides asset management, advisory and consulting services to owners and funders of affordable housing. Prior to joining TCAM, Ms. Netzer spent 21 years in the affordable housing and the renewable energy industries with MMA Financial and its predecessor organizations, Lend Lease Housing and Community Investing and Boston Financial. Ms. Netzer led the development of new business for MuniMae, leading the company’s entrance into the renewable energy business and expanding its affordable housing investment activities internationally. She also led the company’s affordable housing tax credit business, including capital-raising, investment, and asset management. Ms. Netzer has also served as Deputy Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; at Yale University as Assistant Comptroller, and at the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare as a budget analyst and Assistant Deputy Commissioner. She has a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an AB from Harvard College.

Michael Novogradac

Advisory Board Member

Michael Novogradac has more than 25 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development and renewable energy. He is currently the managing partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company LLP. Mr. Novogradac’s focus is in real estate taxation and accounting. He is the author of numerous real estate-related tax and accounting articles and books, including the New Markets Tax Credit Handbook and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook. A frequent speaker at tax credit conferences and forums throughout the country, Mr. Novogradac is very active in advocating for the inclusion of affordable housing, historic, new markets and renewable energy tax credits in federal and state policy and broadcasts a weekly podcast that focuses on tax credit issues. In addition, he serves as advisor on industry and governmental affairs for the NMTC Working Group and the LIHTC Working Group. Mr. Novogradac also serves on the executive committee of the Housing Advisory Group and the boards of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the National Housing Conference, the NMTC Coalition and Historic Tax Credit Coalition. Mr. Novogradac graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is licensed in California, Oregon, Maryland and Texas as a certified public accountant.

Anil Advani

Executive Vice President - Originations and Finance

Anil Advani, Esq., Executive Vice President – Originations and Finance and a registered representative of WNC Capital Corporation Mr. Advani oversees WNC’s originations team.  He has 20 years of LIHTC experience from both a consulting and syndications perspective. Prior to joining WNC in 2011 he worked for a tax credit syndicator and two national accounting firms with a specialization in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) industry. Mr. Advani earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor from American University.

Gregory S. Hand

Senior Vice President - Developer Relations

Gregory Hand, Senior Vice President - Developer Relations Mr. Hand is responsible for working directly with originators and key general partners on a national basis in evaluating LIHTC opportunities.  In addition, Mr. Hand works directly with WNC's Investor Relations department with regard to investor due diligence matters. 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.

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.

Diana DiPreta

Senior Vice President - Originations, Northeast

Ms. DiPreta is responsible for WNC’s origination efforts in the Northeast. Prior to joining WNC, she worked for a national bank in New York City, where she ultimately served as senior equity originator and senior vice president. Previously she served as a commercial real estate underwriter for a national bank.  She is a board member of the Queens Community House and junior board finance chair of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. DiPreta earned a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a certificate in real estate finance and investment from New York University.

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, Vice President - Originations, Midwest 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 Captanis

Vice President - Originations, West

Jessica Captanis, Vice President - Originations, Western Region. Ms. Captanis 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. Captanis earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

David Ciminelli

Vice President - Originations

David Ciminelli, Vice President – Originations, Southeast. Mr. Ciminelli oversees WNC’s origination efforts in the southeast. Prior to joining WNC, Mr. Ciminelli worked for a major tax credit syndicator as an originator responsible for properties nationwide. Mr. Ciminelli also has prior experience in LIHTC acquisition and asset management. Mr. Ciminelli earned his bachelor of science in economics and finance from Westfield State University. He also holds a Master of Urban, Community and Regional Planning (MCP) and a Real Estate Finance Association Certificate in real estate finance, both from Boston University.

Warren Allen

Vice President - LIHTC Production

Warren Allen, Vice President – LIHTC Production. Mr. Allen oversees institutional investor due diligence and manages the Originations financial analysis group for WNC. Prior to joining WNC in 2017, he served as vice president of originations for a national tax credit syndicator. He was previously division controller for a multi-national plastics manufacturing firm and financial analysis manager for a national tax credit investor. Mr. Allen has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Southern California.