J. Ronald Terwilliger
J. Ronald TerwilligerFounder and Chariman
Mr. Terwilliger is Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company which he joined in 1979. Trammell Crow Residential Company is a national residential real estate company and has been the largest developer of multi-family housing in the United States for the past several decades.
Mr. Terwilliger is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving five years in the Navy, he received his MBA degree with High Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was elected a Baker Scholar.
He is past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute and remains a Trustee. He additionally is Chairman Emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center and Chairman of the board of directors for I Have a Dream Foundation. Ron is the past Chairman of the International Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, is an ex-officio member of the board and chairs Habitat’s Global Development Council.
He is a past Chairman of the National Association of Homebuilders Multifamily Leadership Board. He also serves as Chairman of Enterprise Community Partners Board of Trustees as well as Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Investments. He additionally serves as a Commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, and is Co-Chairman of the Bipartisan Policy Center Economic Policy Advisory Council.
Philanthropically Mr. Terwilliger made a $5 million gift to establish the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing. Similarly, a $5 million gift to the Enterprise Foundation has created the Enterprise Terwilliger Fund—targeted to create 2,000 affordable homes annually. He has contributed more than $5 million to the U.S. Naval Academy and serves on the Board of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. His $100 million legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity International will help 60,000 families access improved housing conditions.
Ron has been recognized with the ULI Atlanta Community Achievement Award and the ORT Award, bestowed for his support and efforts to improve the world through his good deeds. He received the Hearthstone Builder Humanity Award in 2006 for his commitment to housing related charities and in 2008 was elected to the National Association of Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his efforts to advance housing opportunities for all Americans.
In 2009, Ron was honored by the National Housing Conference with the Person of the Year Award, for his commitment and contributions to the affordable housing community. In addition, he was honored in 2009 by the United States Naval Academy as a Distinguished Graduate for his lifetime commitment to service, personal character and distinguished contributions to our nation. In 2012, Ron was honored with the National Patriotism Award by the National Foundation of Patriotism and in 2013 he was inducted in the University of Florida’s Real Estate Hall of Fame. Ron was also the 2013 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. In addition, Ron was selected for the Prestigious Horatio Alger Award—Class of 2014.
Senator Scott P. Brown graduated from Tufts University “A81” Cum Laude (History). He graduated from Boston College Law School in 1985 and has been practicing law since that time. He has a long history of public service beginning as an Assessor and Selectman in the Town of Wrentham. He then served in the Massachusetts Legislature as a State Representative for 3 terms and the State Senate for 5 years. Senator Brown won a special U.S. Senate election in 2010 and served in the U.S. Senate for 3 years. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Brown was a ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and was a member of the Veteran’s Committee and the Committee on Small Business.
Senator Brown was known as the most bi-partisan Senator in the U.S. Senate and was responsible for many pieces of important legislation to include: the Stock Act (banning insider trading for members of Congress), the Hire A Hero’s Veteran’s Bill (providing tax benefits for employers to hire returning veterans), the Crowdfunding Bill (provides online financing for new businesses), the Arlington Cemetery Bill, the 3% withholding Bill (terminates the stealth tax for businesses doing work with the government), the No Contracting with the Enemy Bill as well as many other major pieces of legislation.
In addition to his legislative experience, Sen. Brown held the rank of Colonel in the Army and recently retired after 35 years of service, most recently served as the Deputy to the Chief Counsel to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and served in the Pentagon. He joined the military while at Tufts University (1979) and initially served as an enlisted man. He received his infantry officer commission through the ROTC program at Northeastern University. He is branch qualified as a Quartermaster Officer, and served as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. and is also Airborne qualified.
Senator Brown is a contracted contributor for FOX National News and has hosted The O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, Outnumbered and appears almost daily on many other radio and television shows.
Senator Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with his book Against All Odds reaching #4 on the NYT bestselling list and is available for sale tonight – at cost.
He is a board of director of Kadant, Inc, an international paper product supply company, and signed on as an advisor to CoachUp – a startup company that coaches kids, and is advisor to 1st Alliance LLP. Over the past 2 years, he has travelled around the world speaking to numerous college, business, financial and governmental groups.
Senator Brown and his wife Gail have been married for over 28 years and they have 2 daughters, Ayla, a successful singer/songwriter and finalist on American Idol Season 5, and Arianna, who attends Cornell Vet School.
Henry Cisneros is Chairman of the CityView companies, which work with urban homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families. CityView is a partner in building more than 60 communities in 13 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a home value of over $2 billion.
Mr. Cisneros’ community-building career began at the local level. After serving three terms as a City Councilmember, in 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. During his four terms as Mayor, he helped rebuild the city’s economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements. In 1984, Mr. Cisneros was interviewed by the Democratic Presidential nominee as a possible candidate for Vice President of the United States and in 1986 was selected as the “Outstanding Mayor” in the nation by City and State Magazine.
After completing four terms as Mayor, Mr. Cisneros formed Cisneros Asset Management Company, a fixed income management firm operating nationally and ranked at the time as the second fastest growing money manager in the nation.
In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet, Secretary Cisneros was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies which contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate. In his role as the President’s chief representative to the nation’s cities, Mr. Cisneros personally worked in more than 200 U.S. cities in every one of the 50 states.
After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster which has become the fifth-most-watched television network in the nation. Mr. Cisneros currently serves on Univision’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Cisneros has served as President of the National League of Cities, as Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is currently an officer of Habitat for Humanity International. Mr. Cisneros remains active in San Antonio’s leadership where he is Chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. He is currently a member of the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation.
Mr. Cisneros has been inducted into the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) “Builders Hall of Fame” and honored by the National Housing Conference as the “Housing Person of the Year.”
Mr. Cisneros has also been author or editor of several books including: Interwoven Destinies: Cities and the Nation. His book project with former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy, was presented the Common Purpose Award for demonstrating the potential of bipartisan cooperation and Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal in the category of best business book of 2006.
Mr. Cisneros holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, studied urban economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University, and has been awarded more than 20 honorary doctorates from leading universities. He served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. Mr. Cisneros is married to Mary Alice P. Cisneros, who from 2007–2011 served on San Antonio’s City Council and they have three children – Teresa, Mercedes, and John Paul – and four grandchildren.
Rick Lazio is currently a Partner in the New Orleans based law firm Jones Walker, with 17 offices throughout the United States. In addition to heading their New York office, he oversees their National Housing Finance Practice group, with focus on issues of affordable housing, housing finance, as well as financial services.
Mr. Lazio is also a Director of Houston, Texas based alliantgroup. The national tax-consulting firm specializes in qualifying businesses for state and federal tax credits, incentives and deductions.
He served in the United States House of Representatives for four terms. Elected to the United States Congress to represent New York’s 2nd Congressional District after defeating an 18-year incumbent, he became Deputy Majority Whip and was later named Assistant Majority Leader in the United States House of Representatives. As Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, Mr. Lazio was the author of several important laws, including the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 and the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
After leaving Congress in 2001, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Forum with offices in New York and Washington, DC. The economic policy organization is comprised of CEOs of 20 of the largest financial institutions doing business in the United States.
In 2004, Mr. Lazio joined JPMorgan Chase as Executive Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In this role, he and his team provided strategic advice and intelligence to senior management on the impact of public policy on the firm’s businesses and clients, and managed the firm’s wide ranging environmental initiatives – including the bank’s response to climate change.
He was subsequently named Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management, Global Real Estate and Infrastructure.
Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Lazio served as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York, founded a law firm and was a member of the Suffolk County Legislature.
Currently, he sits as a board member of numerous national civic and philanthropic organizations including Enterprise Community Partners, the Bretton Woods Committee, World Rehabilitation Fund and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation.
Mr. Lazio is a graduate of Vassar College, where he is a member of the President’s Advisory Committee, and Washington College of Law of American University, where he is on the Dean’s Advisory Committee.
National Advisory Board
Jim ParrottSenior Fellow, Urban Institute
Jim Parrott is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and owner of Falling Creek Advisors, which provides financial institutions with strategic advice on housing finance issues. Jim spent several years in the Obama White House as a senior advisor on the National Economic Council, where he led the team of advisors charged with counseling the cabinet and president on housing issues. He was on point for developing the administration’s major housing policy positions; articulating and defending those positions with Congress, the press and public; and counseling White House leadership on related communications and legislative strategy. Prior to his time in the White House, Jim was counsel to Secretary Shaun Donovan at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Prior to his life in public policy, Jim was a litigator, first in New York with Sullivan and Cromwell, and later in North Carolina with Smith Anderson. He has a JD from Columbia University School of Law, an MA in philosophy from the University of Washington, and a BA in philosophy from the University of North Carolina. Jim also served in Sri Lanka with the Peace Corps.
Nicolas P. Retsinas is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate at the Harvard Business School where he teaches courses in housing finance and real estate in frontier markets. Mr. Retsinas is also Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Lecturer in Housing Studies at the Graduate School of Design.
Prior to his Harvard appointment, Retsinas served as Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and as Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. Mr. Retsinas also served on the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Board and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. He received a Meritorious Service Award from the US Treasury Department in 1997. He also received the Excellence in Public Service Award from the Rental Housing Association in 1998 and the Housing Leadership Award from the National Low Income Housing Coalition in 2001. He is in the National Housing Hall of Fame and was named one of the most influential people in real estate by the National Association of Realtors, in home building by BUILDER magazine, and in multifamily housing by Multi- Housing News. In 2008, he was inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame and in 2009 was named by BUILDER magazine as one of the top 30 innovators in the home building industry in the past 30 years. In 2010, Bloomberg Business Week named him one of the 50 most powerful people in real estate. In 2011, Inman News named him as one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders and the National Housing Conference named him Person of the Year.
Mr. Retsinas also served the State of Rhode Island as the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation from 1987 to 1993. He received his master’s degree in city planning from Harvard University and his AB in economics from New York University. In 2008, he received an honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Rhode Island College.
Mr. Retsinas serves on the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac, and the Center for Responsible Lending. He chairs the Providence Housing Authority, the Community Development Trust, and is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International. In 2012, Retsinas was named to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission where he co-chairs the Mortgage Finance Reform Working Group.
Mr. Retsinas has lectured and written extensively on housing, real estate and banking issues. He has co- edited Low-Income Homeownership: Examining the Unexamined Goal (2002), Building Assets, Building Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities (2005), Revisiting Rental Housing: Policies, Programs, and Priorities (2008), Borrowing to Live: Consumer and Mortgage Credit Revisited (2008) and Moving Forward: The Future of Consumer Credit and Mortgage Finance (2011). He has also co- authored Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy (2004) and Our Communities, Our Homes: Pathways to Housing and Homeownership in America’s Cities and States (2007). He is a Fellow at the National Academy for Public Administration.
Carin Barth is co-founder and president of LB Capital Inc., a private equity investment firm established in 1988. She currently serves on the board of Black Stone Minerals L.P. (NYSE: BSM), Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD), Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated (a privately held bank holding company located in El Paso), and Capital Bank, SSB, an affiliate of Strategic Growth Bancorp. She is also Chairman of the Endowment at Texas Tech University, a trustee of The Welch Foundation and a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. She previously served as a Commissioner on the Texas Public Safety Commission from 2008-2014 and the Bi-Partisan Policy Center Housing Commission in Washington, DC from 2011-2014. Additionally, she was a board member of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute from 2007-2012, Encore Bancshares, Inc. from 2009 to 2012, Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. from 2006 to 2009, the Texas Public Finance Authority from 2006 to 2008 and Texas Tech University System from 1999 to 2005. Mrs. Barth was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2004-2005. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama summa cum laude and a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Dr. Raphael Bostic
Dr. Raphael Bostic
Dr. Raphael Bostic is the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
He has recently returned to USC after serving for 3 years in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that Senate-confirmed position, Dr. Bostic was a principal advisor to the Secretary on policy and research, with the goal of helping the Secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as budget and legislative proposal. Bostic led an interdisciplinary team of 150 which had expertise in all policy areas of importance to the department, including housing, housing finance, rental assistance, community development, economic development, sustainability, and homelessness, among others. During his tenure and with his leadership, PD&R funded more than $150M in new research, became an important advisory voice on departmental budget and prioritization decisions, and reestablished its position as a thought leader on policies associated with housing and urban development.
Dr. Bostic arrived at USC in 2001, where he served as a professor in the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development. His work spans many fields including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness. A particular emphasis has been on how the private, public, and non-profit sectors interact to influence household access to economic and social amenities. His work has appeared in the leading economic, public policy, and planning journals. He was Director of USC’s Master of Real Estate Development degree program and was the founding director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast. Prior to that, he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where his work on the Community Reinvestment Act earned him a Special Achievement Award.
In an earlier stint at HUD, Dr. Bostic served as a special assistant to Susan Wachter when she served as the Assistant Secretary for PD&R. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his BA from Harvard University.
Ed Brady is president of Brady Homes Illinois and secretary/treasurer of Remax Choice in Bloomington, IL. Brady has served on the boards of YMCA of Bloomington/Normal the Economic Development Council of McLean County, The McLean County Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the McLean County Republican Party. He has also served on the Illinois State boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Chamber of Commerce. He worked as a special assistant to Congressman Jack Kemp (R-NY) during the 1986 Republican presidential primaries. After serving for two years in Washington, D.C., Brady returned home to Central Illinois and joined a longstanding family construction and development business. Now in 2013, Brady is enjoying his 25th year in his family owned and operated business.
During his career in housing, he has served as president of the Homebuilders Association of Illinois (2001) and continues to serve on its board of directors. In 2005, Brady served as chairman of Build PAC, a political action committee supporting bipartisan, federally-elected friends of housing. He continues to serve as a trustee to Build PAC and also serves as a director for the National Association of Homebuilders. In 2009, Brady was elected as an independent director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and is currently serving his second term, in addition to serving the bank’s affordable housing and public policy committees. In 2013, Brady was elected third vice chairman of NAHB and will serve as chairman in 2016.
Since 2011, Brady has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission and also serves on the BPC Immigration Task Force.
He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where his wife Michele works as a director of development. They reside in Bloomington, IL, and have four children.
Alfred A. DelliBovi is a nationally recognized authority on banking, the lending industry, housing, and public finance who retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in April of 2014. During his 21 years at the helm of the Bank, he led a team of financial professionals growing the bank 10 fold to $120 billion in assets. The Bank is a wholesale bank that provides liquidity to 330 neighborhood-based lenders in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In December 2011, he was named to the Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He served as a Board Member of the Regional Plan Association and of the Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions and Vice Chair of the Board of Pentegra Defined Contribution Plan for Financial Institutions.
Previously, Mr. DelliBovi served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (under Jack Kemp), from 1989 until 1992.
In May 1992, President Bush appointed Mr. DelliBovi Co-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Recovery in Los Angeles. Mr. DelliBovi served as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Reagan Administration.
Mr. DelliBovi was elected to four terms in the New York State Assembly from a central Queens district.
Mr. DelliBovi is a native New Yorker and resides in the New York metropolitan area.
Carol GalanteI. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation
Masters of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University
Carol Galante is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley. She also co-chairs the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics.
As Faculty Director of the recently launched Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Galante is positioning the Center to be a new leading voice in the formulation of practical solutions and policies to meet the challenges of developing homes and communities that are affordable, vibrant and environmentally sustainable. The Center will generate constructive strategies for public policy makers and innovative tools for private sector partners, and work with students to cultivate the next generation of leadership in housing and the built environment.
Preceding her appointments at UC Berkeley, Galante was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prior to her confirmation, Ms. Galante served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing/FHA Commissioner, having first joined HUD in May 2009 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing programs.
As FHA Commissioner, Ms. Galante had direct responsibility for oversight and administration of the FHA’s trillion dollar insurance portfolio, which includes single family and multifamily housing as well as insured health care facilities. She was also responsible for several of HUD’s rental assistance programs, including 1.2 million units of Project Based Rental Assistance, and over 400,000 apartments for elderly and the disabled under the Section 202 and 811 programs.
Galante served as FHA Commissioner during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and one precipitated by the housing market collapse. Galante provided key leadership in the housing sector including strengthening FHA’s infrastructure and policies while providing access to credit that helped stabilize the housing market. She also developed signature initiatives that provided better opportunities to low income families including Choice Neighborhoods and the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.
Prior to her appointment at HUD, Galante was President and Chief Executive of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, the largest non-profit developer of affordable, mixed-income and mixed-use developments in California. BRIDGE is a hybrid organization blending the best of business practices and entrepreneurial ideas with a mission to create affordable homes and apartments. Prior to BRIDGE she was the Executive Director of Eden Housing, Inc.
Renee is the Founder and Managing Member of The Catalyst Group, LLC, a national consulting firm, focused on urban revitalization, real estate development and community building; urban policy; and business transformation.
Renee served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority for almost 20 years, until September 2013, during which she pioneered master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income communities. During her tenure, the housing authority sponsored 16 master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income communities, in partnership with private sector real estate developers and other investors, leveraging $300 million of federal funds into over $3 billion of private investment and economic impact. She has been nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy. The mixed-use, mixed-income model (conceptualized through the creation of Centennial Place, the first mixed-use, mixed-income community in the United States) holistically addresses the needs for quality housing, excellent crib-to high school public education, transit access, employment and economic development. This model has been used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since 1996 as a blueprint for holistic redevelopment in cities across the U.S. Renee also transformed the housing authority from a chronically “troubled” agency on the verge of receivership by the Federal government to a high-performing, nationally recognized and financially sound diversified real estate organization, with a public service-oriented mission and purpose.
In January 2016, Renee was elected to the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae Corporation. Renee was also elected to the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. in December 2015. Renee served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International from November 2006 to November 2015, including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors from November 2013 to November 2015. Renee served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from January 2009 to December 2014. Renee was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Urban Research in June 2015.
She also served as a Commissioner of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission from October 2011 to September 2014. The Commission was responsible for coming up with a set of bipartisan recommendations concerning federal housing policy and housing finance.
Renee has received numerous recognitions over the years and was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2007. Most recently, Renee was honored by HousingWire as one of forty “Women of Influence in Real Estate” in August 2015 and by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in December 2015 as one of the recipients of the “2015 Outstanding Directors Awards” for exemplary service as Chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat International.
Bart Harvey is a Director of Fannie Mae since its conservatorship and Chair of Calvert Social Investment Foundation as well as a Director/Trustee of other organizations since his retirement from Enterprise Community Partners and Enterprise Community Investment in 2008.
Bart Harvey joined Enterprise soon after its founding in June, 1984 and succeeded James Rouse as Chairman and CEO in October, 1993. Enterprise is a leading provider of capital and expertise for affordable housing and community development. Under Harvey’s tenure, Enterprise, working with partners – developers, investors, government, and primarily community-based nonprofits, raised and invested over $9 billion in equity, grants, and loans and produced over 240,000 homes for low income households while also improving surrounding neighborhoods in other ways.
Harvey led the Green Communities initiative in 2004, a $555 million demonstration that produced more than 9,000 affordable homes that promote health, conserve energy and natural resources, and promote easy access to jobs, schools and services.
Mr. Harvey was appointed by Congress to the Millennium Housing Commission from 2000 – 2002. Mr. Harvey served as Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and served on numerous other housing and civic Boards as well. He was chosen as the 2008 recipient of The Urban Land Institute J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development as well as the National Housing Conference’s 2008 Housing Person of the Year.
Before joining Enterprise, for ten years Mr. Harvey worked in domestic and international positions for the investment bank, Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley), leaving as Managing Director of Corporate Finance. He has an MBA and BA from Harvard University and lives in Baltimore with his wife and three children.
Jeb Mason is Partner in The Cypress Group, a financial services & housing policy consultancy based in Washington, DC. Jeb specializes in helping institutional investors, global corporations, and start-up enterprises navigate risks and identify opportunities in today’s dynamic public policy environment. As an expert on housing finance policy and financial regulatory reform, his commentary has been featured at a variety of industry events and in major news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the American Banker, and Bloomberg Television.
From December 2006 to January 2009, Mason served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Policy Advisor to Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr, where he played a key role in developing the Treasury’s views on domestic and international economic policy, and contributed substantially to the Federal government’s early response to the housing and financial crisis – service for which he was presented the Distinguish Service Award by Secretary Paulson. Prior to joining Treasury, Mason served as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the White House, where advised senior staff and Cabinet officials on major policy initiatives including tax reform, healthcare reform, and American competitiveness. Earlier in his public service career, Mason served three years as a Department of Defense Fellow during which he held a succession of high-pressure, national security-related posts, advising senior leaders at the Pentagon, the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
Mason holds degrees in Economics and Public Policy from Southern Methodist University. He currently resides in his native Dallas with his wife, two daughters, and son.
David Stevens is President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Prior to assuming this position, Dave served as the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Dave has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage finance and has held several executive level positions in sales, acquisition, investment, risk management and regulatory oversight, including positions in senior management with Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac and World Savings. Prior to his appointment by the Obama Administration to serve at HUD, Dave was President and COO of the Long and Foster Companies.
He is known inside the beltway as a key housing influential; serving as an industry authority on major mortgage finance legislative and regulatory issues. Dave is often quoted in the national media and regularly appears trade media on issues affecting the mortgage and housing markets.
In 2013, Dave received the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Founders Award, presented to individuals that have distinguished themselves by their work in support of sustainable Hispanic homeownership to improve the quality of life for Hispanics in America. He has been named to Bloomberg’s “50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate” list, and twice recognized as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders” by Inman News and named one of Swanepoel REAL ESTATE TRENDS Report’s top ten “Newsmakers” of the year.
He currently serves on the Hope Loan Port board of directors, the board of MBA Opens Doors Foundation, MBA’s national 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization for philanthropic ventures, and as an advisory board member of the newly formed J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.
Dave is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Douglas M. Bibby is President of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a national organization of more than 1,100 member firms involved in the multifamily housing industry. Under his leadership NMHC represents the industry on Capitol Hill and before the regulatory agencies, promotes research and the exchange of information, and advocates for rental housing across a broad spectrum of issues. Prior to joining NMHC, Bibby spent 16 years as a senior officer of Fannie Mae, where he served on the company’s Management Committee throughout his tenure. He was part of the top management team that is credited with the remarkable turnaround at Fannie Mae in the book Good to Great.
Bibby began his career with the worldwide communications firm J. Walter Thompson where he served a variety of clients both domestically and internationally over his 12-year career with the company. At the time of his departure from J. Walter Thompson, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C. operations. Bibby has been active in the non-profit community of Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years.
Bibby graduated from Denison University with a B.A. degree and was honored with the university’s Alumni Citation Award in 2004. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Pamela Hughes Patenaude
Pamela Hughes PatenaudePresident
Pamela Hughes Patenaude brings more than thirty years of experience in housing, community economic development, real estate and public policy. Ms. Patenaude currently serves as president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, a national nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to illuminating the affordable housing crisis in America. Prior to co-cofounding this foundation, she served as director of housing policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center where she led a 21 person commission to help set a new direction for national housing policy.
Prior to joining BPC, Ms. Patenaude served as executive vice president of the Urban Land Institute and founding executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing. From 2001 – 2007, Ms. Patenaude served as assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and as HUD’s assistant secretary for community, planning and development where she administered more than $8 billion in housing and community development funds and managed $17 billion in disaster recovery funds for the Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts.
Previously, Ms. Patenaude served as state director and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Smith. Prior to her government service, she served as vice president of Manor Homes Builders, Inc., a nationally recognized custom homebuilding firm. Ms Patenaude began her career in housing at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority where she administered the Section 8 rental assistance program.
Ms. Patenaude currently serves as a trustee of the Homebuilders Institute (HBI) and the National Housing Conference, and is a member of the national advisory board of The Reinvestment Fund.
Ms. Patenaude is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and received a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.