Management Team

Richard F. Burns
President & Chief Executive

Mecky Adnani
SVP Acquisitions

Frank P. Cerbini
VP Acquisitions

Neal T. Drobenare
SVP Acquisitions

Patrick J. Fry
SVP Acquisitions &

Stephen M. Green

John G. Hoffer
VP Project Management

Fred C. Mitchell
SVP Asset Management

Gary J. Parkinson
CFO & Treasurer

Jamie A. Smarr
SVP Affiliate Program

Thomas G. Vaccaro
SVP & Secretary Institutional
Advancement &

Kenneth D. White
VP Resident Services

Joseph P. Wiedorfer
SVP Acquisitions &
Development & Assistant


Ralph F. Boyd, Jr.


Robert H. Abrams
Richard F. Burns
Ellis B. Carr
Thomas A. Carr
Patricia Diaz Dennis
Cherie Santos-Wuest
Sheldon L. Schreiberg
Frank L. Sullivan, Jr.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Columbus Club

Union Station, Washington, DC

An Afternoon o
f Learning: 2017 Symposium
4:00–5:45 pm

The afternoon will kick-off with an Awards Presentation to the foremost lawmakers who are helping ensure the rights of those in need of safe, affordable housing.




4:00–4:15 pm
Awards Presentation
United States Senator
Orrin Hatch (UT)




United States Senator
Maria Cantwell (WA)






4:15–4:30 pm

Academic Study
Pay for Success and Affordable Housing

Stefano Rumi, Senior Research Fellow, Pay for Success Lab, University of Virginia, a Jefferson Scholar whose interests revolve around a multidisciplinary approach to the future of affordable housing and innovative financing mechanisms like Pay for Success contracts.



4:30–5:45 pm

Panel Discussion

Affordable Housing: Shaping The Future Today

Will America provide enough affordable housing to meet the demands of millions of low to moderate renters in need? As we take on this current and future challenge, what will the affordable housing industry look like? Who will lead and innovate and take our country to a place where every neighborhood and community can provide adequate housing? Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussion on the evolving landscape of housing in America with experts from real estate, finance, construction and public policy.



Michele Lerner, Real estate/personal finance writer and contributor to the Washington Post whose work also appears in REIT magazine, New Home Source, Bankrate, Credit Karma,, National Real Estate Investor, Urban Land, The Motley Fool, Fox Business, MSN and other realtor publications.

Thom Amdur, Executive Director, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association directs day-to-day operations including legislative and regulatory advocacy, committee activities, conferences and events, publications, financial management and strategic planning.


Maya Brennan, Research Associate, Urban Institute engages in research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement as part of the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute.



Emily Cadik, Director, Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners leads policy and advocacy related to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit and rental assistance programs.


Stephen Green, COO/CIO, NHPF has more than 35 years of experience in real estate and economic development projects in both the public and private sectors.



Andrew M. Grumet,
Partner, Drinker Biddle focuses his work in the areas of charitable giving, philanthropy and the general representation of domestic and international tax-exempt organizations.


Michael J. Novogradac, CPA Novogradac & Company LLP has more than 25 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development and renewable energy.


Mark Ragsdale, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank has nearly 30 years of experience in the multifamily affordable housing finance industry and is a key member of PNC Real Estate’s affordable housing team.



An Evening of Recognition: 2017 Reception & Dinner
5:45-7:00 pm

Palm Court, Union Station, Washington, DC
Cocktail Reception

7:00–8:30 pm
East Hall, Union Station, Washington, DC

Video Presentation
Delivering on Our Commitment


Awards Presentation & Dinner

Emily Cadik, Director,
Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners




Todd Crow,
Executive Vice President &
Manager of Tax Credit Capital,
PNC Real Estate