Mr. Eugene Ford, Sr.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Eugene Ford, Jr.
Mr. G. Thomas Borger
Mr. S. Lee Narrow
Ms. Cindy Sanquist
Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
KEY PERSONNEL: EXECUTIVE STAFF
Cindy Sanquist, CPA | President & Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of both Edgewood Management Corporation and Vantage Management, Inc., Cindy is responsible for directing the overall strategic vision of the companies and for managing a diverse portfolio of affordable and conventional multi-family properties. She oversees all corporate financial assets, leads the team responsible for acquiring new business, and ensures that the organization is achieving the goals and expectations of the Board of Directors. Cindy began her career at Edgewood Management in 1997 and was promoted to her current position in 2012, after a 16-year tenure as the Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Edgewood, Cindy had over 15 years of financial and business management experience. She was the Chief Financial Officer for Dreyfuss Brothers, Inc., a Bethesda, MD based Management Company overseeing as many as 35,000 residential units. Cindy was also the corporate Controller of Capital Realty Investments, Inc., a Rockville, MD based real estate management firm.
Professional Highlights -
- Member of Board of Directors, Edgewood Management and Vantage Management
- Member of Board of Trustees, Edgewood Management and Vantage Management
- Member of Board of Directors, Affordable Housing Management, Inc.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of New York
- Master of Business Arts (MBA), Pace University
- Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Herbert H. Lehman College
Mary E. Sweeney, CPA | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mary has been with Edgewood since 2004 and has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is responsible for all corporate and property accounting and financial reporting as well as establishing and maintaining internal controls. She directly oversees the entire audit process for the properties Edgewood and Vantage manage, including fee negotiations, review of draft audits and filing compliances with various regulatory agencies. Mary has been an integral part of developing the Company’s Policies and Procedures. She also oversees the Human Resources Department and the Administrative Department.
Prior to joining Edgewood in September 2004, Mary was an Audit Manager for Reznick Group. There she oversaw the accounting staff assigned to the audit of large out-of-state and in-state real estate clients with HUD, MSHDA, LIHTC and rural housing projects.
- Certified Public Accountant, CPA
- Chartered Global Management Accountant, CGMA
- Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
- Mary graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
Ms. Shay Dugan, CPM | Executive Vice President
Shay Dugan joined Edgewood in November 2014. She is responsible for the management and oversight of 100 properties totaling 16,045 units. Shay joined Edgewood with over 15 years of experience in the multifamily industry.
Prior to joining Edgewood, Shay was the Vice President of Operations for A&R Companies, a local developer and manager of Multifamily and Commercial assets in the Baltimore-Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to her role at A&R Companies, she was the Senior Regional Property Manager for Tarragon Corporation, where she oversaw a portfolio of 5000+ units along the east coast.
- Certified Property Manager (IREM) designation
- Tax Credit Specialist (NCHM) designation
- Licensed Realtor- Maryland and District of Columbia
- Member, National Apartment Association
- Member, National Center for Housing and Management
- BS Business Administration- Real Estate
OPERATIONS TEAM LEADERS
Larry Davis, HCCP, JD | Senior Vice President
Larry joined Edgewood in June 1980. His current responsibilities include the management and oversight of 48 multi-family rental communities totaling 5,675 units. Large part of Larry’s portfolio consists of Senior Elderly Housing. Larry has held several positions with Edgewood which include: Community Manager, Assistant Regional Property Manager, Regional Property Manager, and Regional Vice President. Prior to joining Edgewood, Larry was employed by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City as an Assistant Manager.
- Member of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
- Member of Property Management Association of Metropolitan Washington
- Member of Institute of Real Estate Management of Baltimore
- Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)
- Bachelor of Arts in Bio-Psychology and Social Work from UMBC
Masters of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore, School of Law
Terrence J. Kelley, SHCM, HCCP, CPO | Senior Vice President
Terrence joined Edgewood Management Corporation in October 1998. Terrence’s current responsibilities include the management and oversight of 40 multi-family rental communities totaling 4,256 units. Terrence has a diverse background which includes affordable, market rate, senior living, new construction, as well as the lease up and management of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Communities.
Terrence has held several positions with Edgewood which include: Leasing Consultant, Assistant Community Manager, Community Manager, Senior Community Manager, Regional Property Manager, Assistant Vice President, Management Committee Chair, Regional Vice President, and Vice President.
- Property Management Association of Metropolitan Washington, member
- Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), member
- AOBA “Go Green Community Manager”, award recipient
- Elected Board Member for The Grove at Huntley Meadows Association, Alexandria, VA
- Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), designation
- Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), designation
- Spectrum Certified Tax Credit Professional (C3P), designation
- Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO), designation
- Government of the District of Columbia Property Manager, license
- Successfully completed the BOMA - LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Class Series.
- Successfully completed the NAAEI/Dale Carnegie Leadership Experience Training
- Montgomery College, Rockville, MD - Liberal Arts with Business Concentration
Lindsay Seay, CAM, CAPS, CPM, HCCP | Vice President
Lindsay brings over 14 years of experience in multifamily housing including experience in conventional, tax credit, acquisitions, dispositions, high rise, mid-rise and garden style, and lease ups. She has a well-documented track record of creating value, maximizing investment returns and exceeding operational and financial performance objectives. She is also a proven leader who prides herself on building exceptional teams, developing emerging leaders and driving rapid improvement at challenging communities. She currently oversees 36 properties totaling 5,267 units in seven states.
- Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation
- Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Instructor
- Licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia
- Member of The National Apartment Association
- Bachelors in English Literature – Jacksonville State University
Brian Alexander, CPO, HCCP, AHM | Vice President
Brian joined Edgewood Management Corporation in August 2001. His current responsibilities include the management and oversight of 32 multi-family rental communities totaling 4,123 units. Brian has an extensive background in affordable, tax credit, senior housing and market rate communities. Brian has experience in development, new construction and lease up of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Communities. In addition to supervising his portfolio, Brian oversees the Property Takeover Team for all new business obtained.
- Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) designation
- Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation
- Certified Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) designation
- Government of the District of Columbia Property Manager License
Fred D. Mifflin, RPA, | Vice President of Budgets and Energy, Section 8 Contract Manager
Fred has been with Edgewood for 29 years. Fred is responsible for budget training, distribution, and the budget review process for 200 properties. In addition, he handles all aspects of the Section 8 Contract Renewal process for 100 federal subsidy contracts, rent increases and HUD 2530 related matters for multiple HUD Field Offices as well as State and Local agencies. Fred negotiates all 3rd party utility purchasing in the deregulated gas and electric markets along with managing Edgewood’s extensive water conservation program.
Fred is a member of the Apartment & Office Building Association (AOBA) as well as the Property Management Association (PMA-DC/MD/VA).
- Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh (’80)
- Master’s Degree from the American University (’83)
- REAL Property Administrator (RPA) from Building Owners & Managers Association International (’90)
Robert (Boo) Nickle | Vice President of Construction and Maintenance
Robert has been with Edgewood Management Corporation for 32 years. He began his Edgewood career as a Porter and was promoted to Community Manager through several positions including Groundskeeper, Maintenance Technician and Maintenance Engineer. Robert is responsible for overseeing engineering and construction projects for Edgewood-managed properties. He also assists in the bid preparation and solicitation process.
Frank Winston | Vice President of Facilities Management & Procurement
Frank has been with Edgewood Management Corporation since 1974. He is responsible for negotiating, procuring, and overseeing our national contracts and pricing. Frank coordinates the development of specifications, manages the bid process, and prepares all major contracts. He works closely with Edgewood's risk management and legal departments to ensure the property's liability is minimized. Frank advises our clients on major building systems and provides training and guidance to the portfolio onsite maintenance teams. Frank is the Companies asbestos coordinator and manages the relationships with all of Edgewood's preferred vendors.
Brian Berube, CPA | Vice President and Controller
Brian joined Edgewood’s Accounting Department in 2005 as an Assistant Controller. With over 12 years of experience in Multifamily Affordable Housing, Brian oversees the financial reporting to partners, agencies, investors and lenders for all of the properties Edgewood manages. He also works directly with Independent Public Accounting firms handling audits of property financial statements. Before joining Edgewood, Brian worked at Reznick Group as a Senior Audit Associate. At Reznick, Brian worked on audit engagements of properties with LIHTC and HUD insured mortgages. Brian is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
- B.S. in Accounting from Frostburg State University
Traci Lutz, CPO, HCCP, SHCM, BOS | Vice President of Compliance
Traci joined Edgewood Management Corporation in 1999 as a Legal Specialist/Assistant to the Vice President. Traci is responsible for the corporate oversight of the Compliance, Training and Support Departments. Traci oversees compliance monitoring for all subsidized and tax credit properties. She is also responsible for providing training for all associates on income certifications and re-certifications as well as facilitating our industry designation and continuing education courses. In addition, she is responsible for issuing income and rent limits based upon current HUD rules and regulations as well as distributing any changes regarding those rules and regulations. Traci also issues Owner’s Certificates of Compliance for Tax Credit and Bond properties. She is the corporate EIV and HUD Secure Systems Coordinator.
Traci is responsible for monitoring all training programs for the Company including everything from onboarding/orientation training to our online Learning Management System. Traci and her team assist in creating, managing, distributing and tracking vital industry training as well as support via our OneSite software system. She is also responsible for the software setup for all new properties.
Prior to joining Edgewood, Traci was a Service Coordinator with the Washington Pension Center in Bethesda, MD.
- Bachelor’s degree from Towson State University.
Wendy Simpson | Director of Marketing and Sales
Wendy joined Edgewood with more than 15 years of experience in Marketing and Sales in property management, investment and development. Wendy’s past experience includes serving as Marketing Director for the East Coast in AIMCO’s redevelopment division and other Marketing and Sales roles for privately held management companies around the Washington Metropolitan area. She has developed marketing strategy and go-to-market plans for Class A-C, mixed use and full-scope renovated/repositioned properties as well as lease-ups.
As Director of Marketing and Sales, Wendy oversees Edgewood’s Marketing Department and all related initiatives including: creating property websites, creating promotional and leasing strategies to optimize campaign effectiveness, developing online presence, reputation management, developing promotional and leasing strategies to optimize campaign effectiveness and ensure return on investment, positioning properties to accelerate lead performance and advance their brand. Wendy is also responsible for the development and implementation of sales training as well as coaching teams to meet their sales objectives. She identifies the target market and analyzes submarket comps and trends in order to develop creative to best position each property.
Wendy has served as Marketing Council Chair and a Board Member for PMA (Property Management Association). She has also been awarded over 20 AOBA ACE awards for outstanding websites, leasing performance and marketing collateral.
- B.S. Business Administration, Strayer College
- MBA, Marketing Concentration, Strayer University
Valerie Hamilton | Director of Risk Management and Safety
Valerie joined Edgewood Management Corporation in 2014 as the Director of Risk Management and Safety and has over 24 years of experience in this field. Valerie is responsible for the Risk Management framework, in conjunction with Senior Management, Regional Property Managers and Community Managers as well as being a resource to the company and all employees with regards to risk management and safety.
Valerie’s role is to identify, assess, mitigate and solve potential risks and manage the degree of uncertainty that exists within our business. She is responsible for analyzing the risks and developing the processes to reduce the risk or eliminate the risk by purchasing insurance or risk transfer. Valerie will prioritize risk so that each risk can receive the appropriate time and resources. Risks are identified by the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management process for the likelihood and probability of identified risks.
Prior to joining Edgewood, Valerie was Director of Risk Management for Duty Free Americas, Inc. Prior to Duty Free Americas, Inc. she was Director of Risk Management, Health, Safety and Security with BAA USA, Inc., which is the largest airport operator in the world.
- Member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society
- Board Member as Treasurer for RIMS Potomac Chapter from 2001-2006
- Key note speaker at RIMS 2006 on Enterprise Risk Management
- Development and Implementation of Safety Programs for US Foodservice, Inc., Duty Free Americas, Inc.
- Associate Degree from Southern Seminary Jr. College\
- College of Notre Dame- Liberal Arts
Tamme Polson l Director, Compliance CPO, AHM, SHCM
Tamme joined Edgewood Management Corporation in October 2013 as the Assistant Director of Compliance and was promoted to Director within nine months.
Tamme oversees a staff of 4 as well as assuring that approximately 185 affordable properties in the EMC/Vantage portfolio are kept current with HUD, LIHTC, HOME and Bond Program updates. She provides direct compliance oversight of all properties receiving an allocation of tax credits to assure the property remains in compliance throughout the acquisition/rehabilitation, or new construction lease-up phase. She is responsible for all LIHTC and Bond year-end reporting, as well as issuing the annual HUD Income and Rent limit changes. She and her staff are responsible for the review of affordable certifications and all initial/move-in LIHTC certifications.
Previous to working for Edgewood, she was the Compliance Manager for the Aurora Housing Authority in Colorado, and before that spent 17 years with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority in various roles, with the latest being a Program Compliance Specialist monitoring a portfolio of 90+ properties with various program requirements.