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Monday, August 10

Time Description
2:00pm

Pre-Conference Office Hours/Tech Orientation

All participants are welcome to join the conference early for sound check and a navigation tour of the Zoom features. (Open House)

Tuesday, August 11

Time Description
11:00am

Welcome & Introductions

11:15am

Fireside Chat with Judith Blackwell

Judith Blackwell serves as Executive Director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and Interim Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee. Ms. Blackwell previously served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Port of Oakland, the CFO of the City of Atlanta, and as Purchaser and Director of Contract Administration for the City and County of San Francisco.

She began her career as a public finance attorney on Wall Street, specializing in infrastructure projects. In addition, Ms. Blackwell served as a board member and treasurer of the City of Atlanta’s three pension funds: the Police Pension Board, the Firefighters Pension Board, and the General Employees Pension Board. She also served as the Executive Director of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce.

  • Judith Blackwell, Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC)
  • Caleb Roope, President/CEO, The Pacific Companies MODERATOR
11:45am

Affordable Housing Developers Roundtable [Sponsored by PGIM Real Estate]

Sponsored by:
PGIM Real Estate

Speakers:

  • Moe Mohanna, President, Highridge Costa Development
  • Cynthia Parker, President/CEO, BRIDGE Housing Corporation
  • Ann Silverberg, Chief Executive Officer, Related California
  • Kenji Tamaoki, PGIM Real Estate, MODERATOR
12:30pm

Break

12:45pm

Fireside Chat with Tia Boatman Patterson

Tia Boatman Patterson serves as Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, a position she has held since 2014. Boatman Patterson has played a key role advising the administration as it has identified and rolled out its affordable housing priorities.

  • Tia Boatman, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency
  • Geoff Brown, President/CEO, USA Properties Fund, Inc MODERATOR
1:15pm

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

  • Michael Gaber, Chief Operations Officer, WNC & Associates, Inc.
  • Matt Grosz, SVP Aquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners
  • Beth Mullen, Partner, CohnReznick MODERATOR
  • Vihar Sheth, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bancorp Community Development
  • Sindy Spivak, Western Region Market Executive for Community Development, Bank of America
2:00pm

Fireside Chat with Gustavo Velasquez

Gustavo Velasquez is the Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Velasquez previously was a senior director at the Urban Institute and also served as assistant secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. He previously led the Latino Economic Development Center from 2013 to 2014 and was also director of the Office of Human Rights from 2007 to 2013 and the Office of Latino Affairs from 2003 to 2006 for the government of the District of Columbia.

  • Linda Mandolini, President, Eden Housing MODERATOR
  • Gustavo Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
2:30pm

Closing Remarks

2:45pm

Virtual Networking Reception

Join industry colleagues for small group video-chat break-out discussions on critical topics.

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