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2020-2021 Board of Directors Candidates

Terri Anderson

Terri Anderson, Anderson Development & Construction, LLC (incumbent)

Statement of Interest:
I have enjoyed serving on TAAHP’s Board of Directors over the past three years. I co-chaired the Membership Committee and provided suggestions for expanded member involvement and inclusion. I also participated in the QAP Committee, the Education Committee, and the Governmental Affairs Committee in 2018. This is my second time serving on TAAHP’s Board of Directors, and I would welcome the opportunity to continue my service to the organization. I believe TAAHP is the leading organization in the State of Texas influencing polices that affect the affordable housing industry and I would be honored to serve again.

Biography:
Terri Anderson is an affordable housing developer who’s career began in 1994 as a banking analyst. Her specific career focus on affordable housing began when she was hired at TDHCA as a Single-Family Business Development Officer and then worked as the Multifamily Loan Officer in the Bond Finance Division. She also worked at Fannie Mae in the Southwest Regional Office Affordable Housing Division as an Account Executive. In 1999, Ms. Anderson become a mortgage banker successfully originating Fannie Mae and FHA loans. Ms. Anderson naturally progressed into affordable housing consulting in 2003 then into development beginning in 2007. During her career, she has helped develop over 1,800 affordable housing units across the State of Texas. Ms. Anderson also serves as Board Chair for several affordable housing related non-profit organizations, and is committed to expanding affordable housing opportunities for those in need, including service on TAAHP’s Board of Directors from 2011-2013 and 2017-2020. Other service to TAAHP includes regular participation in the QAP Committee, TAAHP Rally Day, and the Texas Housing Conference.

Meghan Garza, CHR Partners, Inc.

Statement of Interest:
VOTE for the FUTURE SUCCESS of TAAHP! As a native Texan and a child raised in affordable housing in San Antonio, I knew from a young age exactly how I wanted to leave my mark on the world. For the last ten years I have dedicated my energy to not only promoting the development of affordable housing, but to the creation of smart and responsible policy to fund this development. I’m passionate about looking to the future of this industry. Affordable Housing production IS the answer to solving homelessness in our nation and we can’t do that without TAAHP – putting faces, names and purchasing power behind this effort. It is my sincerest desire to be of service and leadership to this organization in whatever way I can to put as many units on the ground for Texas families.

Biography:
Meghan Garza currently serves as the President and CEO of CHR Partners, Inc. a national nonprofit organization developing affordable housing and providing critical support services. Over the last 5 years, Ms. Garza has increased the organizations portfolio by more than 48% and documented services to more than 13,000 individuals throughout the State of Texas. Before this, Ms. Garza was instrumental in the creation of the Homeless and Housing Services Program in the State of Texas; the first homeless grant program to be funded with general revenue in the amount of $20M dollars. In 2010, Mrs. Garza-Oswald completed time with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; responsible for engaging and promoting public-private partnerships on a national level in an effort to serve our nation’s growing needs.

Audrey Martin

Audrey Martin, Purple Martin Real Estate (incumbent)

Statement of Interest:
I have served the TAAHP Board over the past three years in roles as Co-Chair and Chair of the QAP Committee, member of the Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee. I am running for the board to continue to represent the TAAHP membership to the best of my ability and to bring my knowledge of development, consulting, and TDHCA policies and procedures to the TAAHP Board.

Biography:
Audrey Martin is the principal of Purple Martin Real Estate, a Texas-based consulting firm that provides development and financing consulting services to housing authority, for-profit, and non-profit clients developing housing tax credit communities layered with other sources of affordable housing financing in Texas. Audrey’s transactional work includes developments with 9% tax credits, 4% tax credit and bonds, HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) financing, HOME, TCAP, and other financing sources. Prior to forming Purple Martin Real Estate Ms. Martin spent five years at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) as the administrator over the 9% housing tax credit program, supervisor over the cost certification process, and manager of the Real Estate Analysis Division which is responsible for underwriting all multifamily rental developments funded by TDHCA. Following her tenure at TDHCA, Ms. Martin worked with Texas-based development firms and was responsible for site selection, interfacing with local jurisdictions to secure support and development approvals, financial structuring of transactions, housing tax credit application preparation, development, and oversight during construction. Ms. Martin’s experience in the public sector coupled with development and consulting experience provides a balanced perspective in her approach to problem solving, and Ms. Martin is eager to continue to utilize this approach in service on the TAAHP board.

David Saling, JP Morgan Chase Bank (incumbent)

Statement of Interest:
Mr. Saling has been an active member since 2003 and in addition to service on the Board he co-chaired the most financially successful Texas Housing Conference in 2019; attended by over 1,200 participants.  His financial and strategic organizational experience has served as valuable counsel to TAAHP, resulting in greater opportunities and value to the membership.

Biography:
As JPMorgan Chase Executive Director/Senior Commercial Banker, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining client relationships with developers primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Utah, as well as several other southern states, assisting them with feasibility and debt structuring for projects that utilize Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  During his 15-year tenure at Chase, Mr. Saling has originated and closed almost $1 Billion dollars in construction and permanent loans.

Mr. Saling has almost 35 years of experience in real estate, including development, construction finance, and management of affordable housing and is licensed in Texas as a Real Estate Sales Agent.  In addition, he has served on the boards of various not for profit organizations including the YMCA of Austin. Mr. Saling holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from St. Edwards University.  He resides in Austin with his wife, Eileen.  Together they have two grown daughters and a grand dog.

Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams, Bank of America (incumbent)

Statement of Interest:
Working in the affordable housing industry allows me to make a difference. It gives me the opportunity to see how lives are changed with safe, affordable housing. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue on the TAAHP Board, as I believe we are instrumental keeping the need for affordable housing in front of our state and local government officials.

Biography:
Valerie A. Williams, Senior Vice President, serves the West Market as a Senior Relationship Manager of Commercial Real Estate -Community Development Banking. Her territory includes Texas, New Mexico and Native American Lending Nationwide. Valerie has been with Bank of America for 25+ years. She currently serves on various boards and taskforce committees focused on affordable housing. With a breadth of experience in all types of real estate lending -commercial real estate, underwriting, and client management, this experience affords her a unique understanding of a client’s banking needs and the bank’s ability to meet those needs. Prior to joining the Bank of America team, Valerie was a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the United States Treasury. She has also worked for General Electric Capital Corporation’s Commercial Real Estate Group. Valerie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. She has served on the TAAHP Board and is currently serving as the Conference Co-Chair.

Hector Zuniga

Hector Zuniga, Key Bank Real Estate Capital

Statement of Interest:
I am a 7-year member of TAAHP, an organization that has fueled my passion for the industry and one that has rewarded me with many friends that have similar interests, goals, and desires to make a difference for a substantial portion of our fellow Americans. An organization that has educated me and fine-tuned the avenues sought out to accomplish our purpose. And, I feel it is my turn to give back. Currently I am KeyBank’s Community Development Lending’s Relationship Manager covering the state of Texas. I bring substantial experience in affordable housing finance and am respected as an individual who continuously provokes new ideas by challenging the status quo. I welcome the opportunity to serve as part of TAAHP’s Board of Directors.

Biography:
Born and raised in the border city of Laredo, Hector is a first-generation American (on Mom’s side; 2nd generation on Dad’s). He was raised with the typical and traditional core values of morally sound decisions, hard work, and do unto others as you expect to be done unto you. He attended Texas A&I (now TX A&M University – Kingsville) and put himself through graduate school, earning an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. A 20+ year real estate and finance professional who has spent nearly half of his career in the Affordable Housing space, it is a niche he never knew existed until 2010. Hector believes LIHTC is a challenging profession that provides the perfect balance of tax, finance, accounting and real estate; and is by far the most rewarding part of his career is  the ability to provide housing to those most in-need.

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