Staff Bios
Joe Rowan, Executive Director & Loan Programs Manager
Progressing from the position of Loan Officer in consumer finance in 1989 through ownership of a full service retail mortgage brokerage divested in 2000, Mr. Rowan offers extensive knowledge of financial structure and loan production. Through private-sector experience originating, underwriting, closing and monitoring consumer and construction finance portfolios, he has demonstrated the ability to strengthen existing programs while introducing market-driven innovations.

Mr. Rowan joined FP in 2001 as Senior Loan Officer and immediately developed a comprehensive Loan Policies & Procedures manual that has guided all lending activity. Integrating production and management systems has allowed the organization to grow an under-performing $5 million loan pool into a combined revolving fund in excess of $8 million, with an additional $2 million under management from lending sources.

Contact for: Mammel Affordable Housing Loan Fund (MAHLF) and Investor Relations
Email: joe (at) fundingpartners (dot) org
Susie Murphree, Operations Manager
Drawing from her experience as operations manager for an international homeopathic company and significant experience managing office and accounting functions within the medical field, Ms. Murphree oversees all financial reporting requirements for the organization. In addition, she has integrated numerous applications into more concise systems to greatly improve the integrity, utility and readability of activity detail. Enhancements to operational efficiency have allowed the organization to expand services without reciprocal increases to the expense budget.

Contact for: Loan Payments and General Inquiry
Email: susan (at) fundingpartners (dot) org
Connie Ealey, Down Payment Coordinator
With significant experience in mortgage lending as co-owner of a local brokerage with her husband, Ms. Ealey offers substantial capacity for managing workflow, compliance monitoring and reporting, portfolio maintenance and operations management. Her primary responsibility includes oversight of origination, underwriting, settlement and post-closing maintenance for all consumer finance products.

Contact for: Down Payment Assistance
Email: connie (at) fundingpartners (dot) org
Megan Gifford, Marketing Coordinator
Majoring in Marketing, Ms. Gifford is a full-time student at Colorado State University. Ms. Gifford's primary tasks include marketing, public relations, investor reporting and website management. She brings great enthusiasm and fresh perspective to help FP adapt to an ever changing affordable housing marketplace.

Contact for: Marketing, Media Relations, and Website Inquiries
Email: megan (at) fundingpartners (dot) org
Travis Neidert, Data Management, IT
Currently a graduate student in Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University, Travis is excited to be the newest member of the FP team. Travis is working to enhance client relations via improved information flow at the back- and front ends of operations. As FP continues growth in products offered and clients served they will stay ahead of the curve in information technologies and communications development.

Contact for: Data Management
Email: travis (at) fundingpartners (dot) org