We are proud to serve residents in more than 50 cities across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. From interns to volunteers, to the members of our leadership team, we are passionate about enriching communities and helping people lead prosperous lives. Take a moment to meet some of our team. 

CommonBond Communities Senior Leadership


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Deidre Schmidt
President & CEO
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Derek Madsen
Executive Vice President of Resource Development
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Cecile Bedor
Executive Vice President of Real Estate
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Kevin Myren
Chief Financial Officer & Vice Pres. of Administration
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Lisa Wilcox-Erhardt
Executive Vice President of Housing and Services
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CommonBond Communities Wisconsin Leadership

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Joe’Mar Hooper
Wisconsin Market Leader
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CommonBond Board of Directors

Jamal Adam
Community Specialist
CORE Program – University of Minnesota

Chanda Smith Baker
Senior Vice President of Community Impact
The Minneapolis Foundation

Margaret Belanger, CSJ
Carondelet Village

Mary Bennett
First Vice President
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Adam Bernier
Chief Operating Officer
O’Brien-Staley Partners

Dana S. Cottrell
Team Lead
Xcel Energy

Vicki Duncomb

Chris Gallagher
Senior Design Architect/Principal
Eppstein Uhen Architects

Edward Goetz
Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
University of Minnesota

Kyle Hansen

Executive Vice President
Commercial Real Estate Group
U.S. Bank

Brad W. Hoffelt
Chief Financial Officer- Payments Group
U.S. Bank

Tom Joyce
University of St. Thomas

R. Patricia (Trish) Kelly
EVP, Head of Commercial Banking
TCF Bank

Wade C. Lau
President & CEO
Founders Properties, LLC

Lakeisha Lee
Collaborative Coordinator, LSS-Streetworks
Life Skills Mentor / 180 Degrees, Brittany’s Place

Megan Remark
President & CEO
Regions Hospital

Sr. Carol Rennie, OSB
Spiritual Director
Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery

Carleen Rhodes
Vice Chair
Special Advisor Impact Investing
O’Brien-Staley Partners

Sean Rice
VP Finance, Institutional North America

Deidre Schmidt

President & CEO
CommonBond Communities

Mark Scholtes
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Matt Schriner
Senior Vice President
Bremer Bank

John Schwab
Partner in Charge, Construction and Real Estate

Mark Springett
AVP, Enterprise Business Intelligence
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Eva Stevens
President, United Properties Investment
Chief Operating Officer, United Properties

Michelle Walker
Executive Director
Generation Next

Hamse Warfa
Tayo Consulting Group

Richard Wicka
Principal (Retired)
MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate

CommonBond Housing Board

Bernadette Hornig
Portfolio Manager
Hornig Companies

Freddie Houston
Director, Performance Property Management Company

Wade C. Lau

President & CEO
Founders Properties, L.L.C.

Austin Mautz
CFO & Vice President
Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.

Kevin Myren

Chief Financial Officer
CommonBond Communities

George C. Lang
Overlook Realty Investment Advisors (Retired)

Deidre Lal Schmidt
President and CEO
CommonBond Communities

James Solem
Commissioner of Minnesota Housing Finance & Metropolitan Council (Retired)

Leanna Stefaniak
Director of Business Development and General Counsel
At Home Apartments

Jim Urbanek
EVP (Retired)
TCF Financial Corporation

Richard Wicka
Vice Chair
Principal (Retired)
MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate

Wisconsin Board of Managers

Bill Cummings
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Ryan Daniels
Executive Director
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation

Chris Gallagher
Senior Design Architect/Principal
Eppstein Uhen Architects

Kristi Luzar
Executive Director
Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA)

Austin Mautz
Vice Chair

CFO & Vice President
Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.

Leo Ries

John Schwab
Partner in Charge, Construction & Real Estate

Joe Schwenker
Development Consultant
Evergreen Partners

Willie C. Wade
Chief Marketing Officer
Employ Milwaukee

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