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NTCICs Face Book: Meet Our Staff Visiting the CohnReznick Conference in Miami

Written By: NTCIC

As the industry prepares for the announcement of the next round of New Markets Tax Credit allocation, CohnReznick will be hosting their annual conference in Miami, FL from May 13 – 15 for which NTCIC is a sponsor. The conference will bring NMTC investors, developers, and advocates together to network and discuss ways to support NMTC investments at the local, regional, and national levels, as well as legislative issues facing the industry. We are thrilled to announce that our new Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Fischbach will be joining our colleagues in Miami to participate in this event.

NTCIC is currently seeking NMTC investments to deploy our remaining allocation.  Ideal investments support the rehabilitation of historic buildings, are located in distressed communities, and provide meaningful community impacts such as:

  • quality jobs
  • educational opportunities
  • healthy food opportunities
  • below-market space for nonprofit organization and small businesses
  • and more

Over the course of three days, NTCIC will be engaged in multiple conference sessions and activities. Conference attendees are invited to meet NTCIC team members to discuss eligible NMTC projects. NTCIC representatives attending this conference include:

Merrill Hoopengardner

President, NTCIC

As President of NTCIC, Merrill directs fundraising and acquisitions opportunities, develops and implements overall strategy and new lines of business for the company and coordinates governing board/staff relations. She will once again be participating in one of the first event panels, "Let’s Go Inside the Beltway and all the Way to Main Street." She will discuss current legislative efforts to ensure the NMTC program remains available. | Email

Kenneth L Fischbach


Our newest addition to the NTCIC family, Kenneth is bringing over 25 years of experience in securitization, treasury, capital markets, financial policy, investment management, and risk management. He has held leadership positions at several top 10 banks and Fortune 500 companies. As the CFO of NTCIC, Kenneth will collaborate on investor recruiting and retention and will lead new business line development and capital raising initiatives. | Email

Kandi Jackson

Senior VP and Managing Director of Acquisitions & Project Management

As Managing Director, Kandi oversees the Acquisitions and Project Management Team of NTCIC with a focus on HTC and NMTC investments, which is primarily responsible for finding, underwriting, closing, and initiating the first equity and loan disbursements to a project. She also originates and manages NTCIC’s upper-tier investor relationships. Kandi has more than 20 years of senior-level experience in real estate development and finance. | Email

Kathleen Galvan

Project Manager

As Project Manager, Kathleen manages the closing process for Historic Tax Credit and New Markets Tax Credit investments. She holds an MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, focused on Real Estate Finance. Prior to her MBA, she served as a Real Estate Development Manager for a financial advisory firm. | Email

William Fiederlein

Acquisitions and Project Manager

Since joining NTCIC as a Project Manager in 2016, William has been responsible for closing over $25 million of equity investments in Historic and New Markets tax credit transactions totaling $159 million in development costs. In addition to seeking projects to support using our remaining NMTC allocation, he will be participating in the "Children are our Future" panel on Tuesday to discuss how innovative uses can support our next generation. | Email