Members of the Wisconsin Senate unanimously confirmed Joaquín Altoro as executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Tuesday.
“I’d like to thank members of the Senate for their trust and support as WHEDA works to develop innovative and collaborative approaches that address the evolving affordable housing challenges in rural and urban communities across Wisconsin,” Altoro said in a statement. “This foundation of mutual respect and confidence opens the door to new partnerships that further leverage WHEDA’s expertise and resources for public benefit.”
Altoro has had a 28-year career in residential and commercial lending including his most recent role as vice president of commercial banking for Town Bank. A former City Plan Commissioner for the City of Milwaukee, Altoro currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, president of the WHEDA Foundation and as a board member of Lift Wisconsin, WHEDA’s community development entity. He also sits on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Community Investment Advisory Board.
Altoro made the list of Madison365’s list titled “Sí Se Puede: The 34 most influential Latinos in Wisconsin.”