Board of Directors
Kamal serves as the Regional President of PNC in New Mexico after their acquisition of BBVA in 2021. Prior to his current position, he served as CEO of BBVA for 6 years. His banking career began with BBVA in 1995 in Birmingham, AL before transferring to Albuquerque in 2000. Kamal received his Masters of Business Administration from Jacksonville State University in 1992. He also received two Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Economics in 1990 from the Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL. Kamal serves as a board member on many not-for-profit organizations.
Thom is the Senior Vice-President, Policy & Impact at Lincoln Avenue Capital. He previously served as Executive Director of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). He has in-depth knowledge of both association management as well as tax credit and real estate development. Additionally, Thom was Executive Vice President & Associate Publisher of Tax Credit Advisor for Dworbell, Inc. He has also served for a number of additional organizations, including the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, Historic Preservation Development Council, New Markets Tax Credit Council, Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, and DC Preservation League.
Bruce works for Liberty Global, where he manages technology investments for their corporate venture fund. Bruce has helped found several companies and led businesses from concept and model development, through capital formation, revenue generation and team-building phases. Bruce has also worked at several corporations such as comCables as President, Northstar Exchange as COO (sold to Construction Software Technologies in 2007), EHPT as President (sold to Ericsson in 2002), and Ericsson Mobile Communications as Division President. Bruce is a 5th generation native of Colorado, with roots going back to the Homestead Act in Colorado Territory.
Howard Geller is former Executive Director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), a public interest venture he founded in 2001. Based in Boulder, CO, SWEEP promotes policies and programs to advance energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Howard currently acts as a consultant for SWEEP activities. Dr. Geller received his PhD in Energy Policy from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2002. He holds a Masters degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
Ravi is an experienced engineer and social entrepreneur who has established a variety of enterprises in India, Africa and the US with an emphasis on sustainable technologies. He has led both award-winning research & development efforts and successful new product launches. Ravi holds a Bachelor's in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s in both Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, he has led ICAST in its programs that have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses with technical assistance, fundraising, and marketing.
Tara has been the Executive Director at the Utah Housing Coalition in Salt Lake City since 2004. The Utah Housing Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the increase of accessible and affordable housing throughout the state. Some of their methods include educating the community on matters of housing and finance, providing a network of support for professionals in the housing industry, and working with influencers and decision-makers in the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors.
Brendt is a Partner and Senior Vice President at Dominium Communities, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative affordable housing development and management companies. Mr. Rusten has been actively involved in multifamily acquisition, development and management for more than 25 years. He began his career managing a portfolio of multifamily units for a Midwest development and management firm. He is also a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund which contributes to housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
John served at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) for 29 years, beginning as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 1977 and culminating in his appointment as CSM’s 15th President in 2000. Prior to this appointment, John served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at CSM. John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Red Rocks Community College Foundation, WorldDenver, and the Mobile Science Show Foundation. He previously served on the Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Boards of the Golden Civic Foundation and Community First Foundation, and the Governing Board of the Colorado Community College Systems.