Stephen J. “Jamie” Bryant

Jamie joined the board in 2017. He serves as Executive Vice President of Midway, guiding the company’s overall investment strategy and operations. Since joining Midway in 2002, he has helped implement the company’s goals of expanding commercial investment activities into multiple new segments, including hospitality, mixed-use, affordable housing, and public/private...

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Cassandra Silvernail

Cassandra joined the board in 2010. She is Senior Vice President, Community Development Lending at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. A lifelong Houston-area resident, she has been involved with affordable housing financing since 2002.

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Daniel Candelaria

Daniel joined Avenue in 2019 as the Census Community Organizer and currently serves as the Community Advocacy Program Coordinator in Avenue’s Community Initiatives Department. His work includes coordinating and implementing Avenue’s Advocacy Fellowship and Language Justice Programs, as well as working with Community residents of the Greater Northside on Advocacy...

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Pamela Marshall

Pam joined Avenue in 2019 as the Executive Assistant to Mary Lawler, with 20 years of Administrative experience. She was raised in Arkansas and after living in Louisiana for 8 years, moved to Texas in 1999. She enjoys shopping, movies and spending time with her family.

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Selena Alvarez

Selena holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Houston. She joined Avenue in 2018 as a class assistant for the Homebuyers Education classes and is now a Client Services Coordinator for the Homeownership Center. Her focus is to serve as a liaison between the community and Avenue’s...

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Christian Greaser

Christian joined Avenue CDC as a Housing Counselor in February 2019 and now heads Avenue’s lending operations as Avenue Community Capital. Previously, Christian taught Spanish at the university level for several years in his home state of Wyoming as well as at UT Austin. He is dedicated to community building...

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Laura Grace

Laura joined Avenue in the spring of 2018 as a Construction Coordinator with the Single-Family Home Repair program and is currently the Multi-Family Development Project Manager. Before joining Avenue, Laura worked across many facets of commercial and multi-family residential architecture gaining experience in design, project management and construction practices. Her...

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Tyler Fuller

Tyler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. After 2 years in the tech industry with Hewlett-Packard he pivoted to the construction industry and has spent the last 10 years remodeling commercial and residential spaces in the central Texas area. Working in...

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Travis L. Gordon

Travis joined Avenue in 2018. As the CFO, Travis focuses on developing and linking the strategy of Avenue to its long range goals and annual operating budget, managing accounting practices and accounting systems to ensure the accuracy of reported results and making meaningful financial information available to decision makers and...

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Mary Lawler

Mary Lawler has served as Avenue’s Executive Director since 1996, leading Avenue’s growth in impact, programming, funding, and staffing. Mary is well-known for her expertise in affordable housing and community development and was featured in the Houston Chronicle’s 2019 “Houston Gives” publication for her leadership of Avenue’s successful programs. Mary...

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