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Callahan Seltzer

Callahan Seltzer

Director, Housing at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Callahan Seltzer joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in 2007 and has since held a number of real estate finance and policy roles. In her current role as Director of Housing, she is responsible for developing and executing LISC's affordable housing production and preservation strategies across 33 urban field sites, rural network and national nonprofit development partners.

Callahan has an extensive background of building the capacity of affordable housing developers and nonprofits to execute increasingly complex projects and transactions, typically with tax credit and bond financing. Her current work focuses on managing the design of debt and equity products with investors, banks, philanthropies and municipal and state partners to meet the needs of the affordable housing developer constituency that LISC serves.

About LISC In 1979, when the Ford Foundation first conceived of LISC, it envisioned an "intermediary"—a smart and nimble non-profit that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources with underinvested places and people working to access opportunities every one of us deserves.
The premise was as simple then as it is now: government, foundations and for-profit companies have the capital; residents and local institutions understand the need; and LISC bridges the gap by offering the relationships and expertise to help community organisations attract the kinds of resources that allow them do their best work. While the components of our programming and their role continue to evolve and expand, for 40 years, their mission has remained the same.

Matthew Bailes

Matthew Bailes

Chief Executive, Paradigm Housing Group

Matthew is Chief Executive of Paradigm Housing Group, which is based in Buckinghamshire. Paradigm owns around 14,000 homes and is building more homes to help meet housing needs in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas.

In his prior role as Executive Director, Regulation at Homes and Communities Agency, Matthew was responsible for regulation of social housing providers in England, who together own 2.7m homes. Matthew led a successful programme of modernisation of Regulation, including updating the Regulatory Framework, operational strategy and the structure and skills mix of the Regulator.

About Paradigm Housing
Paradigm Housing manage more than 14,000 homes across London and the South East. Paradigm Housing know that house prices in the areas where we work are high, both to buy and rent. Paradigm Housing want to help people have a home they can afford. As a charity, all the money Paradigm Housing make goes into building new homes and providing services for residents.

Mike Mantle

Mike Mantle

Managing Director - Community Development Finance, Morgan Stanley

Mike Mantle joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and led the design of Morgan Stanley's community and economic development lending and investments business. Mike is the Head of the Global Sustainable Finance transactions team, President of Morgan Stanley Community Investments, and Vice Chairman of the Morgan Stanley Impact SBIC, where he is also a Member of the Investment Committee.

Mike has over 37 years' experience in banking, including over 29 years as a community development professional, and he serves on several national non-profit communities, and economic development boards, including a leading non-profit tax credit syndication organization.

Mike was the founding President and CEO of the Bank of America Community Development Bank. Under his leadership, the Bank grew from a start-up to a $4 billion institution with offices in 23 states and 37 cities. Mike was also the Chairman of Zion Bank's Community Investment Corporation, where he designed and managed a $100 million New Markets Tax Credit program. Mike has also served as the Division Director for California Bank and Trust's Retail and Small Business Banking. In addition, Mike held the role of Chief Operating Officer of the One Economy Corporation, a non-profit organization serving low- and moderate-income communities across the nation.

About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

Morgan Stanley's Community Development Finance (CDF) group is committed to creating innovative, long-term sustainable business models that strengthen communities, advance economic opportunity, and protect the environment.

CDF's Office of Community Reinvestment responds to community needs through high-impact transactions with themes that leverage Morgan Stanley's strengths. Since 2006, Morgan Stanley has committed more than $10 billion in loans and investments to strengthen underserved communities.

Ria Bailes

Ria Bailes

Executive Director of People & Change, One Housing Group

Ria is responsible for communications, marketing, human resources, facilities and the social mobility teams at One Housing Group. Most recently Ria set up 'One Academy' 18 months ago to be a training centre of excellence for residents, staff and the wider social housing sector. Its purpose is to deliver training services to promote independent living.

One Housing Group are now UK sector-leaders in providing professional qualifications, apprenticeships, a wide range of developmental and short courses, career coaching and one-to-one employment support services.

Ria previously as head of HR at the Greater London Authority was tasked with implementation of a shared services agenda for corporate services functions and supporting the Deputy Mayor and Borough Commanders with the most extensive public consultation ever carried out on policing in London. Ria has also undertaken various board roles in UK charities.

About One Housing Group
One Housing helps people to live better by providing high quality homes and care across London and the South East. They manage approximately 17,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. They also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

Alan Harding

Alan Harding

Chief Economic Adviser, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Alan Harding is Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a visiting Professor at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in the Alliance Manchester Business School. His principal responsibilities are to ensure that the evidence and intelligence that supports city-regional growth and reform programmes is authoritative, up-to-date, rigorous, mutually consistent and accessible.

Alan has contributed, in particular, to the development of an overarching outcomes framework against which the authority's newly-refreshed strategic goals are measured and to the evolution of new policy approaches to inclusive growth and industrial strategy. He is responsible for the development of collaborative relations with academic institutions and interfaces with international agencies, UK Government departments, national and international partner authorities and think tanks on policy analytics.

About Greater Combined Manchester Authority
Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.8 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. Their vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. They are getting there through a combination of economic growth, and the reform of public services.

The GMCA is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region with a City Deals focus that includes housing

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