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.

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.

Shawn has 20 years of experience working extensively in sales, procurement and operations. His roles have included assisting with the phenomenal growth of Crank and Boom Ice Cream as Director of Sales & Operations, Director of Operations with Aramark Sports & Entertainment, Owner of Techworks - scanning software/consulting company and as the Director of IT/Marketing for a large KY law firm.

His multitude of roles in both product and service industry driven businesses provides valuable insight into the diverse challenges and opportunities for scaling organizations in the Kentucky marketplace.

At Community Ventures, Shawn’s focus is creating revenue opportunities and scaling social entrepreneurship businesses within the organization.

His passion for economically viable, inclusive communities aligns well with the mission of Community Ventures. He believes all members of our communities should have lives enriched with access to education, employment, physical and spiritual wellness.

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.

Dan has worked in the private sector, working for large corporations such as MCI and WorldCom. Dan’s passion, however, has been small business. Dan opened his first business at the age of 19 and has owned or been part owner of many successful businesses ever since that time. In recent years, Dan has put his corporate and small business experience to work by consulting for new and existing businesses of all sizes. More recently, Dan utilized his expertise in business startups mentoring and coaching others in realizing the American dream of entrepreneurship. Dan and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two girls and a boy.

Jonah brings a diversity of skills and experiences to CV, with backgrounds in higher education, government leadership, and as a former litigation attorney, along with his own entrepreneurial background and mindset. Jonah understands nonprofit markets and the value of marketing but is driven by opportunities to use his creativity to explore new ways to do business. Outside of work, Jonah enjoys traveling with his wife Chioma, and playing with their dog Polo.