Travois promotes two team members to new roles

Travois promoted two team members to new roles. Continuing 24 years in business, Travois has directed more than $1.4 billion of investment in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

“These changes ensure that we will continue to serve our clients and partners at the highest level possible and help them reach their goals of developing more quality, affordable homes and creating more jobs, businesses and services,” Travois CEO Elizabeth Glynn said.

Alexandria Murnan (Shawnee, Cherokee) has assumed the role of director of affordable housing. Murnan has been a key team member at Travois since 2015.

“Alexandria’s hard work and dedication to Travois is evidenced by her strong client relationships and her clients’ successful developments,” said Bryan Schuler, vice president for housing development. “As a leader amongst our affordable housing team, Alexandria brings an energy and enthusiasm that is infectious and that has helped her to develop into a key contributor at Travois.”

Murnan will oversee day-to-day operations of the Travois development staff, who work with tribes and tribal housing authorities to successfully implement affordable housing strategies, including plan, prepare and submit competitive applications for funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and other funding opportunities. Once successful, the Travois team helps clients to progress through closing with an equity investor, onto construction and finally operations and management.

Murnan graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and American studies. She received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her family is part of the Loyal Shawnee of the Cherokee Nation, where she is an enrolled citizen.

Additionally, Adam Rose has taken on a newly created role: director of business development. Rose joined Travois in 2008 and previously worked as a senior project coordinator for the affordable housing team.

In this new role, Rose will meet with tribal leadership, planning, housing and economic development staff to listen and learn about needs and explore development possibilities. He is an expert in a wide range of financing opportunities, including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, the Affordable Housing Program (AHP), the Capital Magnet Fund, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program and others.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“Adam’s passion and creativity help him see possibilities for moving our clients’ developments forward,” Schuler said. “With his expanded role and education in urban planning, he will help clients look at the bigger picture — how other businesses and services can join new and rehabilitated affordable housing to further strengthen tribal communities.”

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