Anand Kannan, CPA, President. As President Mr. Kannan oversees the origination, acquisition and rehabilitation, and preservation of existing affordable housing properties by WNC and Community Preservation Partners (CPP), WNC’s subsidiary that specializes in affordable housing preservation and development; and its joint venture partners. In his most recent position at WNC as President of CPP, his leadership enabled the group to preserve and rehabilitate over 13,000 units in 18 states with a total development cost of over $3 billion. 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 is a former member of Vistage International and a council member in the Urban Land Institute’s Workforce Housing Group. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.