NEW YORK – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) today announced the election of Wendy Takahisa to its New York Advisory Board. Takahisa is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Finance department, where she leads community relations and regulatory compliance.
“Wendy was born and raised in New York and has an incredible track record of supporting community development and advocating for equitable opportunities for households across our city,” said Todd Gomez, co-chair, Enterprise New York Advisory Board and North Region Market Executive for Community Development Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
“Enterprise is incredibly fortunate to have Wendy in our corner. Her deep knowledge of public and affordable housing finance will be a huge asset as the board continues to support Enterprise’s efforts to tackle the city’s affordability crisis,” added David Cavalier, co-chair, Enterprise New York Advisory Board.
Takahisa joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 from the New York State Department of Financial Services, where she oversaw Community Reinvestment Act examinations. Prior to that, she worked for more than 20 years at Citigroup, where she focused on ensuring Citigroup’s banks provided services to low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and people.
“Housing and community development have been at the heart of my personal and professional lives for decades, and I am proud and humbled to join the New York Advisory Board,” said Takahisa. “New York needs affordable housing now more than ever. I look forward to working with my colleagues to support the incredibly dedicated and talented team at Enterprise and I am truly excited about what’s to come.”
Takahisa has served on the Board of Directors of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) for more than 20 years and served as the board’s President for over 12 years. She is a founding member and former board member of the New York Mortgage Coalition. She was a member of the 2017 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD), a program of the US-Japan Council, and was recently elected to the board of the Japanese American Association of New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to good schools, jobs, transit and health care. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created nearly 358,000 homes, invested $23.4 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at www.enterprisecommunity.org.