Derek Valdo, CEO, AMERIND Risk
Published September 6, 2019
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. – AMERIND Risk CEO Derek Valdo (Pueblo of Acoma) was recently appointment to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Board of Directors by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Mr. Valdo said of his appointment to the MFA, “I am proud to take on this important responsibility and to help the Mortgage Finance Authority to continue in its long-standing mission to assist New Mexico’s residents with accessible and affordable housing.”
The MFA is a self-supporting quasi-governmental entity that provides financing to make quality, affordable housing and other related services available to low- and moderate-income New Mexicans. Using funding from housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state agencies, MFA provides resources to build affordable rental communities, rehabilitate aging homes, supply down payment assistance and affordable mortgages, offer emergency shelter, and administer rental assistance and subsidies.
Mr. Valdo was appointed alongside Rosalyn Nguyen Chafey, an Albuquerque attorney with extensive legal experience in finance and contracts; Rebecca Wurzberger a former Santa Fe Councilor and Mayor Pro-Tem & a successful construction contractor; and Angel Reyes, president of Centinel Bank in Taos.