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President and CEO517‐334‐0559
Eric joined Michigan Community Capital in 2017 and is the President and CEO. Eric is responsible for capitalization, policy, and strategy for MCC and all subsidiaries. In his role, Eric works with MCC’s diverse, talented, and LMI accountable Board to ensure the organizations resources are directed to achieve the maximum public policy benefits for disadvantaged people and communities in the State of Michigan.
Eric is a commercial investment real estate banking professional by training. After years of working in both the consumer and commercial sides of community banks, Eric followed his passion for public policy and the intersection of public and private capital through a position at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. While the Director of Debt Capital Markets at MEDC, Eric oversaw a $300M portfolio of credit enhancement products and created the collateral support program, and the loan participation program during the 2008-2011 banking crisis which received $1.5B in national funding through the Small Business Banking and Jobs Act of 2010 under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). SSBCI was later adopted by regional banks and open-sourced in the Midwest and other areas of the US. Eric also assisted in establishing Grow Michigan and Development Michigan, two Public Private Partnerships that leverage bank capital to address systemic challenges that Michigan faced emerging from the banking crisis. The first employee of MCC, Eric has overseen its growth and the assembly of its senior leadership team since 2017. Additionally, Eric serves as the Chair of Affiliate Mortgage Services providing zero interest mortgage loan servicing to over 6,000 Habitat for Humanity homeowners and is the Treasurer for Habitat for Humanity of Detroit.
Originally from a low-income family and receiving Pell grants and a need-based scholarship to college, Eric developed a passion for assisting and supporting low- and moderate-income people on the path out of poverty. An advocate for access to education, healthcare and safe-quality affordable housing, he has always been a hard worker. Eric spent many summers on maintenance crews earning minimum wage in public housing projects in Northern Kentucky. This is where he learned firsthand what interventions worked, and about dedication, dignity and intense work ethic that many low-income families have to achieving success in work and at home.
Eric has a BS in Public Affairs from the Indian University School of Public and Environmental Affairs where he received a full ride as an Evans Scholar. Eric also has an MBA in Management and Financial Accounting from the University of Liverpool, UK.
“Don’t tell me what you’re going to do, show me what you’ve done…”- Eric’s dad
Annie Jenkins, CPA
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer517‐334‐0983
Annie Jenkins joined MCC in 2020 in the role as the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. She is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Michigan. She is responsible for guiding MCC on all things financial including MCC’s capitalization strategy, accounting and monitoring cash and non-cash timing impacts, project-level financial performance, budgeting and forecasting, audit/tax preparation and management, and oversight of MCC’s comprehensive impact data. As the organization continues to grow and evolve, Annie is heavily involved in process building, implementation, and compliance both at the project level and the enterprise level.
Prior joining the team at MCC, Annie work for more than 12 years in public accounting at Plante & Moran, PLLC. She served as a member of the assurance team and the tax credit consulting team providing assurance, tax, and consulting services to real estate entities involved in New Markets Tax Credit, historic rehabilitation, and low-income housing tax credit projects.
Annie spent four years balancing academics and athletics as a member of the women’s basketball team at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to MAC conference championships, WNIT appearances and a NCAA appearance, she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management and a master’s degree in accountancy.
Her quiet competitiveness and her teamwork mentality drive Annie’s achievements in a challenging and complex role.
Vice President of Investment517‐334‐0967
Marilyn Crowley is the Vice President of Investment for Michigan Community Capital (MCC). Marilyn is a Graduate of Michigan State University, where she received a BA in Community Relations.
Marilyn started working in community organizing and advocacy during college throughout her internships at the Foundation for Sustainable Development, the Community Relations Coalition and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) . After graduation, she worked on the launch of the Redevelopment Ready Communities Program statewide at the MEDC before moving to the Community Assistance Team. In this role, she leveraged state and federal programs to incentivize over 100 million dollars of private investment across 9 counties.
In 2016, Marilyn joined the private development company, Kincaid Henry, as the Development Services Leader. There, she worked to financially structure and close important downtown revitalization projects such as the Strongback Project in Adrian, The Lofts on Louis in Jackson, The Owosso Armory in Owosso, The Thompson Block in Ypsilanti, 449 Bridge Street Redevelopment in Grand Rapids and the Union Block Redevelopment in Linden.
Marilyn is able to continue her passion for strong communities and downtown revitalization at MCC.
Vice President of Compliance517‐334‐0979
Liz joined Michigan Community Capital in 2019 and is the Vice President of Compliance. In her role, she is responsible for enterprise risk management and oversees the company’s underwriting, closings, loan portfolio and policy, tax credit projects, reporting and monitoring, CRM platform interface, and impact-related monitoring. She supports the growth and success of community development projects and small businesses with financial evaluation, reporting and regulatory compliance support.
Liz has 20 years of combined experience in the banking and governmental compliance and economic development industries. She has experience with transactional modeling, credit quality evaluation, state and federal program compliance, and covenant testing. Prior to joining MCC, Liz was responsible for the long-term management of multi-million dollar portfolios of loans, investments and credit enhancements at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and at private banks.
Liz enjoys seeing the impact that MCC has made in numerous communities throughout Michigan including the restoration and renovation of historical buildings, bringing workforce housing to rural communities throughout the state and revamping the visual aesthetic of neighborhoods.
She has a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration on Accounting from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Director of Marketing & Real Estate Programming517‐220‐0261
Abbey joined Michigan Community Capital in 2020 as the Director of Marketing and Real Estate Programming. In her role, she is responsible for marketing MCC and its properties and investments, from tenant communications and online leasing, to press releases and company signage. Abbey also works with design/construction teams to ensure detailed property branding.
While studying at Michigan State University, Abbey worked as an intern for the Community Assistance Team at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She then joined the Marketing Department at MEDC where she worked closely with the Pure Michigan tourism campaign team and Michigan Film Office. From there, Abbey worked in property events and recreation, public relations, and marketing at northern Michigan resorts including Boyne Resorts, Crystal Mountain, and Bay Harbor.
Abbey’s passion for effective communication, helping others (especially rescue dogs), and real estate drive her work in the industry. She’s an avid learner taking on multiple programming builds and construction projects of her own.
Abbey graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, with a specialization in Leisure Business and Marketing. She holds an active real estate salespersons’ license in the State of Michigan. Abbey is also on the executive board of her local chamber of commerce.
Director of Property Management517‐220‐0518
Jennifer Pickwick joined MCC in 2021 and brings over 15 years of property management experience to the role of Director of Property Management for MCC. She is responsible for the operational and leasing practices of MCC’s properties.
During her time in property management, Jennifer has worked in several different avenues of the industry including tax credit properties, historic renovations, college complexes, senior housing, new lease up sites, and property rehabilitations.
Jennifer is working to build out the property management division by selecting and overseeing on-site staff at each property, establishing accountability through leasing and maintenance systems and processes, leading vendor coordination, and working closely with property accountants and marketing professionals.
After graduating from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Human Resource Management, Jennifer earned her real estate salesperson license in the State of Michigan and a LIHTC Section 42 tax credit specialist certification.
Jennifer’s go-getter attitude and resolution-driven practices drive her success in property management.
Eric Kehoe is Development Manager with Michigan Community Capital. In this role, Eric supports real estate developments throughout the state of Michigan, focusing on financial modeling, market research, community engagement, grant and incentive applications, contract management and schedule tracking.
Eric has a broad range of experience in construction, historic preservation, and urban planning. He has been quoted in the Associated Press, the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, Crain’s Detroit Business, and Curbed. His writing and research have been featured in the Detroit Free Press, the Legacy Cities Conference, and the National Preservation Conference. He received his Master of Urban Planning from Wayne State University.
Eric comes from a working-class Michigan family, and is proud to develop housing that supports sustainable, prosperous communities statewide.