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Joaquin J. Altoro was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) effective June 2019. Mr. Altoro has an extensive, 27-year banking career in both residential and commercial lending. Most recently, he served as Town Bank’s Vice President of Commercial Banking. As CEO, Mr. Altoro is strategically positioning WHEDA to leverage affordable housing in a more holistic way to attract new businesses and encourage existing businesses to grow. Mr. Altoro is a member of the Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness; board president of the WHEDA Foundation, Inc.; a board member of Lift Wisconsin, and a board member for the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Mr. Altoro has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University.