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Management Team

The Management Team

 Dan French 
Dan French, Chairman
 founded Atlantic Housing Foundation in 1999. Mr. French has 35 years of commercial real estate experience in acquisition, development, management and rehabilitation of multifamily housing. He earned an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1996 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University at Cedar Hill, Texas in 1972.
Mr. French has served as Director of Development for the Housing Authority of San Antonio, Texas, Head of the Affordable Housing Department of the Southern Consolidated Office of the Resolution Trust Corp., San Antonio, Texas, Housing Commissioner for the town of Hilton Head Island, SC and Chairman of the Greater Hilton Head Community Development Corporation.
 Michael Nguye 
Michael Nguyen, President and CEO joined Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. in April, 2008 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Michael has over 12 years experience as an executive in multifamily acquisition, development, rehabilitation, disposition and asset management. Prior to joining Atlantic Housing Foundation, Michael founded Cima Advisors, a real estate structured finance and asset management firm. Previously, Michael was a Partner at the Utley Group, a private equity firm with a key focus on multifamily acquisition and development. Before the real estate business, Michael was an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt and equity placements. He was also a Principal with First Southwest Company in its corporate finance department and a Financial Analyst at Banque Paribas and Prudential-Bache in New York. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and MBA from the University of Texas.
 Bernie Silva 
Rev. Bernie Silva, Director of Community Services joined Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. in February, 2010 as the Director of Social Services. Bernie brings 30+ years of experience in ministry, business and non-profit services. He served for 10 years with the Dallas Police Department earning rank of Senior Corporal and receiving several commendations including a Certificate of Merit. In addition, Bernie has extensive management and sales experience with companies throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has owned several successful businesses. He has an Associates degree in Spanish and Sociology from Trinity Valley Jr. College. Bernie is a candidate for a Bachelor of Community Services from the University of North Texas. Bernie is a licensed and ordained Southern Baptist Minister and has planted six Hispanic churches throughout North Texas including one in the Federal Prison of Seagoville. He also served for many years assisting various ministries throughout Mexico. 

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