Two Travois team members promoted to new roles

I am pleased to share the news about promotions that have occurred at Travois recently. 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.

Starting April 1, Alexandria Murnan (Shawnee, Cherokee) will assume the role of director of affordable housing. Alexandria has been a key team member at Travois since she joined us in 2015.

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

Alexandria will oversee day-to-day operations of the Travois development staff, who work with tribes and tribal housing authorities to plan, prepare and submit competitive applications for funding for affordable housing through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and other funding opportunities. She will work to ensure that our clients submit competitive applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and other grants and funding opportunities and have success at each milestone of their developments.

Alexandria 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.

Also starting April 1, Adam Rose will take on a newly created role: director of business development. Adam joined Travois in 2008 and previously worked as a senior project coordinator for the affordable housing team.

In this new role, Adam will meet with tribal leadership, planning, housing and economic development staff to listen and learn about needs and explore development possibilities. Adam 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,” Bryan 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.”

We also have a bittersweet change to announce. After seven and a half years, we will be saying goodbye to Development Director Casey Cline. At the end of May, Casey will be leaving Travois for the flexibility of spending more time with her family. We thank her for her dedication and hard work. We will all miss you and wish you the best of luck in your new adventures.

Please join us to congratulate Alexandria and Adam and wish Casey well!