Mark Van Brunt, Executive Vice-President, co-founded RDF; and supports its President & Chief Executive Officer by facilitating the integration of the fund’s strategic, programmatic, and operational priorities. He is also directly responsible for RDF’s program grant activities, including proposal development, related management, reporting, and compliance processes.
Mr. Van Brunt has extensive experience in housing and community development; he served as Deputy Vice President of UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where he was responsible for its housing and community development assistance program operations and has held several positions with various governmental agencies involved in providing affordable housing and community-based solutions.
Mr. Van Brunt has extensive experience guiding organizations and developing strategy as a board and committee member. His volunteer service includes key leadership positions with the Rural Community Assistance Program, Civic Builders, and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Bank of America. He earned a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Arizona, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Santa Clara, and attended the University of Madrid in Spain.