Management

Since 1993, Kevin has led Community Ventures from a staff of one with $450,000 in assets to today’s 70-member team in five regional offices managing over $121 million in assets. Kevin has over 22 years experience in designing, implementing and capitalizing nonprofit programs. He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, with completed studies in Economics from the University of London in London, England.

Wiley came to Community Ventures to help improve the curriculum for the online financial literacy classes and stayed for the opportunity to help the community. As a natural problem solver, Wiley likes to put his talent to good use helping clients. He spends his free time working on home improvement projects, playing with his four kids, or doing anything that allows him to enjoy the outdoors.

As company CFO, Jason oversees the financial activities for the entire company. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, with over 20 years in growing assets for his clients as a senior wealth planner and advisor. Before getting into finance, Jason practiced law, with a focus in corporate, tax, and estate planning. Jason is also a Certified Public Accountant. Outside of work, Jason is an avid golfer, cyclist, and snow skier. He and his wife can be found cheering on their two sons on the baseball diamond during the season.

Having been in the lending business over 35 years, DeVasto chose Community Ventures because of its people and their commitment to the communities they serve. In her free time, DeVasto enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and antique hunting.

Prior to joining the Community Ventures team, Brenda was in executive management with Kentucky Housing Corporation and served as regional director of Fannie Mae, covering Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Ohio. As the President of Housing & Multifamily, Brenda brings years of experience and expertise in affordable housing and real estate finance to the team, as well as extensive national relationships. Brenda has written and taught courses on home buyer education, real estate finance, and has conducted financial counseling for individuals. In her free time, Brenda enjoys spending time with family.

Milt has more than 20 years of experience as a neighborhood revitalization professional, and he previously served as senior homeownership specialist with NeighborWorks America in Washington D.C. Milt started working for Community Ventures in 2014, and since then, he has helped establish eHome America as the premier online homebuyer education course in the United States.

Sandy has over 30 years of experience working in for profit and nonprofit companies bringing fresh organizational approaches to engaging customers and supporters while enthusiastically embracing the mission. Sandy has a long history of community involvement from juvenile justice to community health outcomes to early childhood development. While sharing great stories of CV, Sandy is also an avid knitter and grower for the Lexington Farmers Market.

In his young career, Chris has already built an impressive resume, including inventor of a waste management system, founder of Sweetwater Beverages, co-owner of Heine Bros, investor in a fantasy sports gaming system, and much more. Passionate about angel investment and the startup community, Chris is the President of Chef Space, where he is tasked with bringing in the best food entrepreneurs into the kitchen incubator. Outside of work, Chris enjoys sailing, tennis, and restoring classic cars.

Mark helps entrepreneurs improve their businesses and enrich their lives. For him, the best part of his job is finding new programs that will help make clients’ dreams come true. Outside of the office, Mark produces glass art pieces in his home studio.