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NTCIC Heads to New Orleans for the NMTC Conference

Written By: NTCIC

On October 27, the Novogradac 2022 New Markets Tax Credit Conference will bring together the best and brightest minds in community development. We couldn’t be more excited about returning to the NMTC Conference as a sponsor and panel speaker. The entire NTCIC staff will be on site to discuss trends, investments, and opportunities within our space. In the days leading up to the conference, NTCIC will be celebrating a belated 20th anniversary in the festive atmosphere of New Orleans.

Attending the NMTC Conference? Visit us at our booth in the main lobby.

And, don’t forget to mark your calendar:

Thursday, October 27th: President Merrill Hoopengardner on the Washington Report panel 9:35-10:45 am

  • Merrill Hoopengardner and other industry leaders will provide expert updates on what’s happening in the nation’s capital and how the mid-term elections might affect community development incentives. Hear about efforts to make the NMTC a permanent part of the tax code and whether to expect further legislation before this session of Congress ends.

Thursday, October 27th: Acquisitions Manager Amanda Bloomberg on the Award Winner Case Studies panel 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Learn more. 

Spend 30 seconds with our team heading to New Orleans:

Merrill Hoopengardner

President of NTCIC & NT Solar

As President of NT Solar and NTCIC, its parent organization, Merrill directs fundraising and acquisition opportunities, develops and implements overall strategy and new lines of business, and coordinates governing board/staff relations. Merrill brings over 20 years of experience in community development finance, including the structuring and closing of over $1 billion utilizing Solar, Historic, New Markets, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

Marcus Jones

Real Estate Investment Analyst

As a Real Estate Investment Analyst, Marcus is responsible for leading market research, preliminary underwriting, and due diligence on prospective HTC and NMTC investments. Prior to joining NTCIC in 2021, he was a Senior Associate at SS&C, a provider of commercial real estate technology and accounting services for institutional asset managers and private funds. | Connect

Mike Palien

Director of Marketing & Communications

As the Director of Marketing & Communications, Mike leads the development and execution of NTCIC’s marketing strategies to reach a broader audience through brand awareness, promotion, and community impact storytelling. He produces NTCIC’s front-facing marketing, design, public relations, and media initiatives, while also supporting the legislative affairs and advocacy work of the Public Policy team. He has been published in several industry-leadi | Connect

Suzanne Brown

Managing Director, Finance & Administration

As Managing Director of Finance & Administration, Suzanne is responsible for the accounting functions for NTCIC, its subsidiaries, and its funds. This includes preparing financial statements and investor reporting, managing the preparation of audits and tax returns, and performing loan servicing for all debt investments. Suzanne also oversees NMTC compliance and assists in managing NTCIC’s NMTC program. In addition, Suzanne manages the HR, IT, an | Connect

Justin Riley

Accounting Manager, Investment Services

As Accounting Manager for Investment Services, Justin is responsible for investment-level and fund accounting functions. This includes preparing investor reports, managing the preparation of tax returns and audits, along with monitoring all investment-level accounting activity. | Connect

Kandi Jackson

Managing Director, 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. Additionally, she originates and manages NTCIC’s upper-tier investor relationships. | Connect

Amanda Bloomberg

Acquisitions Manager

Amanda is responsible for identifying, structuring and preliminary underwriting prospective federal/state HTC and NMTC investments. Prior to joining NTCIC, Amanda spent nine years at AEGON USA Realty Advisors in their Community Investment group where most recently she was an associate director originating, structuring and closing LIHTC and HTC transactions. | Connect

Kathleen Galvan

Acquisitions Manager

As an Acquisitions Manager, Kathleen is responsible for identifying, structuring, and underwriting prospective federal and state Historic and New Markets Tax Credit investments. | Connect

Laura Burns

Community Impact Compliance Manager

As the Community Impact Compliance Manager, Laura performs and oversees NMTC program and compliance duties including data collection and analytics for NTCIC’s portfolio of projects, including economic impact and Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) information. Laura evaluates and scores all NMTC projects presented to NTCIC and since FY18 she has helped deploy $83MM in NMTC allocation. | Connect