President and CEO
Mr. Boes has served as the President and CEO of New Markets Support Company (NMSC) since January 2011. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the company and has led the expansion of LISC's New Markets business to include syndication and CDE services. Prior to his current role, Mr. Boes served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Equity Fund (NEF) and continues to support NEF’s work in an advisory role. Prior to joining NEF, Mr. Boes founded Boes Consulting and serviced real estate clients, and worked at KPMG, LLP in its real estate assurance and financial services consulting practices.
Senior Vice President and COO
Mr. Poznanski has managed LISC’s New Markets Program since it received its first allocation in 2003. He oversees the underwriting of transactions for LISC’s allocation and for syndication to investors. Prior to his New Markets work, Mr. Poznanski spent 10 years as a program director for Rural LISC and a program officer in LISC's Kalamazoo program. Prior to joining LISC, he provided consulting services relating to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and represented issuers and underwriters of tax-exempt bonds.
Senior Vice President and CFO
Mr. Huber oversees NMSC’s asset management, funds management, and accounting operations, including LISC's NMTC investments. Prior to joining NMSC, he worked at NEF, where he was the controller in charge of fund accounting for NEF's 1,600+ LIHTC investment portfolio. Mr. Huber began his career at KPMG in 1995 where he was a manager in the Chicago Real Estate Audit Practice. Mr. Huber is a CPA and belongs to numerous working groups focusing on the NMTC industry.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Petsos joined NMSC in 2012 in the role of business development. His focus is on growing NMSC's small business lending products and services, its New Markets Tax Credit advisory and fund management activities, as well as exploring other potential strategic opportunities. He previously was the head of Fund Management at NEF, where his group structured and monitored funds that invested over $8 billion in multifamily affordable housing. Prior to his experience at NEF, Mr. Petsos worked at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Petsos graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Leitson is responsible for overseeing the closing of LISC’s NMTC investments and addressing post-closing NMTC legal and compliance-related matters. He previously provided investor-related legal and compliance services for NEF's LIHTC program. Prior to joining NMSC and NEF, Mr. Leitson maintained his own legal practice, which focused on LIHTC and NMTC transactions. He was previously Counsel for Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal (now SNR Denton) and Vice President and Deputy Counsel of NEF. Mr. Leitson is admitted to practice law in Illinois.
Mary Los Klasen
Vice President, Small Business Lending
Ms. Los manages NMSC's Community Advantage program for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans between $50,000 and $250,000. She has worked with the SBA 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs for the past 20 years in various capacities, including product training, underwriting, processing, and loan closing. Prior to joining NMSC, she worked for Fifth Third Bank for 10 years as Vice President/SBA Manager, supporting the Illinois, northwest Indiana, and Tennessee markets.
Vice President, Asset Management
Mr. Koelbl is responsible for managing the real estate and other investment assets, including assessing risks for each asset and proactively engaging asset owners to address issues. Mr. Koelbl has a degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Wisconsin Madison and brings six years of experience in analyzing and underwriting commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Director, Small Business Lending
Mr. Uva joined NMSC in 2016. He is responsible for implementing a Boston-based small business lending and capacity building program. In this capacity, he originates small business loans and provides technical assistance to existing small businesses with a focus on job creation in underserved communities. Mr. Uva draws from 13 years of capital markets and capacity building experience with small and medium sized businesses. His background includes middle market investment banking at Jefferies, equity and mezzanine funding at American Capital, small business impact investing at Root Capital, and small business lending at Indivisible. He holds a B.A. and B.S. from Boston College and an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Charles Edison Fellow.
Ms. Hamory helps identify and underwrite potential investments, handling Midwest and West Coast transactions. Prior to joining NMSC, Ms. Hamory was an intern with the CDFI Fund's New Markets Tax Credit Program and she was a reviewer of Round 9 NMTC applications. She also served in the Peace Corps as a Rural Community Development Volunteer and worked in non-profit accounting for two years. She has a Master of Business Administration from Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Mr. Lanier helps identify and underwrite potential investments, handling East Coast and Healthy Futures Fund transactions. Prior to joining NMSC, Mr. Lanier worked on the New Markets Tax Credit team at the Nonprofit Finance Fund in asset management, compliance, and administrative functions. Previously, Mr. Lanier worked on the lending team at Accion, a microfinance institution. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Bard College.
Ms. Mixter helps manage NMSC’s portfolio as a member of the asset management team. She earned her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she concentrated in financial analysis and served as Fundraising Chair for the school’s Net Impact chapter. Prior to business school, Ms. Mixter worked in nonprofit development for four years.
As a member of the asset management team, Ms. Yore helps to manage NMSC's NMTC investments and assure their ongoing compliance with NMTC program requirements. Specifically, Ms. Yore addresses issues in asset management during the underwriting, closing, and disposition stages of projects. She also oversees construction and tracks project progress. Ms. Yore has more than seven years of experience working in residential property management and is knowledgeable in areas of real estate operations, property management, reporting, analytics, financials, and compliance. Ms. Yore graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Ms. Rackett is responsible for accounting, reporting, treasury, and loan servicing for the CDEs and investment funds under NMSC management. Ms. Rackett also works with the asset management group to proactively address compliance and operational issues of projects under management. Ms. Rackett earned a master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in business administration and accounting, and an undergraduate degree from Moscow State, Russia. Prior to joining NMSC, Ms. Rackett worked as a senior accountant at NEF where she performed corporate accounting, financial statement preparation, audit preparation support, and other accounting related tasks.
Mr. Spivey-Dodd is responsible for accounting and reporting the CDEs and investment funds under NMSC management. Mr. Spivey-Dodd assists the accounting department and the asset management group to proactively address compliance issues as well as operational issues for the projects under management. Mr. Spivey-Dodd graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Prior to joining NMSC, Mr. Spivey-Dodd gained a wide variety of accounting experience working in various corporate settings.
Ms. Sanchez is responsible for a variety of accounting functions at NMSC, including quarterly and annual financial reporting for NMTC entities under management. She graduated from Robert Morris University in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Prior to joining NMSC, Ms. Sanchez worked as a staff accountant for Vienna Beef LTD, in the accounting department of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and has more than five years of experience in the insurance industry.
Business Development Manager
Mr. Kuennen is responsible for all third-party fund management activities and will assist in the development and implementation of various lines of business for external customers. Prior to joining NMSC, Mr. Kuennen was a Fund Manager at National Equity Fund where he helped structure and manage funds that invested nearly $10 billion in multifamily affordable housing. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, and real estate from the University of Northern Iowa.
Business Development Associate
Ms. Woodle works on NMSC's small business services, facilitating its partnership with Kiva and helping to maintain social media channels, websites, and marketing materials. She previously worked for the Illinois State Board of Education, where she drafted communications materials and provided other research assistance. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
Small Business Lending Associate
Ms. Salisbury assists NMSC's small business services team. She recently graduated from Princeton University in June 2015 with a degree in history and concentrated in U.S. studies.
Business Development Fellow
Ms. Midkiff is serving as a business development fellow through the Project 55 program at NMSC, where she'll be assisting both our small business and New Markets groups. She recently graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religious studies.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Castillo assists the NMSC team by handling administrative responsibilities for the acquisitions, asset management, legal and accounting staffs. Ms. Castillo has eight years of prior administrative assistant experience in the tax credit industry with NEF.