Stanley Newman Federal History of Segregation, Redlining and Civil Rights Ep. 37 – Stanley Newman is interviewed by Nan McKay on Community TrailBlazers Podcast (https://trailblazersimpact.com/community-trailblazers/). Mr. Newman has had a distinguished career in local and federal government since coming to Washington as legislative assistant to Congressman William Fitts Ryan. He tells Nan about the program…

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Joe Ventrone Time for Radical Change Ep. 13 – Meet Joseph M. Ventrone, the Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS® Federal Policy and Industry Relations Team. On his podcast, you will hear how he feels it is time for radical change in the housing industry. Under his leadership, the Federal Policy and Industry…

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Ann Schnare Freddie Mac, Credit Ratings and Segregation Ep. 11 – Meet Dr. Ann B. Schnare, the President of AB Schnare Associates LLC, a consulting firm specializing in housing and mortgage finance. Her world has been Freddie Mac, credit ratings, and finance. She provides a range of consulting services focusing on the mortgage and housing…

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Hilary Lentini Nurture Your Networks Ep. 90 – Meet Hilary Lentini, she runs an in-demand marketing firm in Los Angeles, Lentini Design and Marketing. She has also been president of the LA National Association of Women Business Owners and shares with us how important it is to nuture your networks to support others and stay…

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Kent Watkins and Nan McKay A Historical Perspective on Housing and Communities Ep. 1 – Kent Watkins and Nan McKay reflect on their decades of work in the affordable housing industry and analyze the many challenges on the horizon. They discuss their reasons for collaborating on this historic podcast on housing and communities. Kent began…

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Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky Teaching Women How to Manage Their Money Ep. 85 – In this episode of Trailblazer’s Impact, Nan McKay talks with Jean Chatzky as Jean shares her career journey. She’s an award-winning personal finance journalist, author, and the CEO of Hermoney Media. Jean shares how she became a magazine writer focused on financial matters.…

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Helen Dunlap Mark-to-Market and REAC at HUD Ep. 36 – Meet Helen Dunlap, involved early-on in the creation of the mark-to-market program in multifamily housing and in establishing the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) with a consistent standard for inspections at HUD. She is a Housing and Community Economic Consultant specializing in strategic, systems and…

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Joe Schiff Banish the Blinders Ep. 14 – Meet Joe Schiff, now President of The Schiff Group which specializes in consulting with housing authorities on their problems and opportunities. He deep dives into what is and is not working in public housing. He urges agencies to ‘take off the blinders’ and realize that excessive bureaucracy,…

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Conrad Egan Millennials! Power Up at the Local Level! Ep. 17 – Meet Conrad Egan, he serves on the Boards of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County. He was the Chairman of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the CEO of the National Housing Conference, and…

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Emil Frankel Transportation Links to Urbanism Ep. 15 – Emil H. Frankel is currently an independent consultant on transportation policy and public management issues, a Senior Fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, and a Senior Advisor of Crosswater Realty Advisors. He explains how transportation links to urbanism and what that portends for residential and…

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