Beverly (Bev) Bates joined The Community Builders, Inc. in 1985 as a Project Manager. She currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Development Operations in which she and her staff provide technical support and oversight for TCB's real estate development activities in the areas of finance, design and construction, and project management. Prior to assuming this role in March of 2001, she was responsible for overseeing TCB's Mid-Atlantic Region, including extensive activities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Bates was responsible for establishing TCB's highly successful office in Pittsburgh, and was formerly the Director of TCB's Western Massachusetts operations. In these capacities, Ms. Bates has overseen the development of thousands of units of affordable and mixed-income housing utilizing a wide range of public and private financing sources. Prior to joining TCB, Ms. Bates was the Financial Director of Brightwood Development Corporation, a highly successful nonprofit community development corporation operating in the North End neighborhoods of Springfield, MA. She has worked as an Investment Officer for the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation and for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development. Ms. Bates has been active on numerous community boards and is a founding member of Housing and Economic Resources for Women, a non-profit organization serving low-income women and children. Ms. Bates is a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, MA with a degree in Community Leadership and Development.