Jackie Klacik, Vice President of Operations. As a multifamily industry leader with over 30 years in the industry, Jackie has changed the Multifamily industry nationally through leadership, volunteering and membership. Having held executive positions for National Companies, she is well versed in new construction lease-up, historical rehabs, due diligence, and acquisitions. Jackie has twenty-five years of affordable experience with multiple layered programs that include but are not limited to LIHTC, HUD, CDBG, HTF, Coordinated Entry, Bonds and Public Housing. Jackie holds several designations in the multifamily and affordable housing industry and is a member of IREM, NAA, NAHMA, and CHAM.
“Leading with a Klacik approach and passion to provide quality housing.”
Linda Pope, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Yardi Administrator & Accounting Support. Linda is the administrator & support coordinator of our property management software, Yardi, used at Premier. Linda also trains and supports the property accounting &, accounts payable staff. Her background includes over 15 years of experience in Property Management, holding positions including Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller, Software Administrator, and Accounts Payable Manager. Linda also has 20 years of accounting experience in the areas of physical therapy manufacturing & physical therapy treatment. In addition, she has worked a number of years in the non-profit industry involving physical therapy, shelter management & with varies clubs & associations. Linda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of WI Oshkosh, with an emphasis in Accounting. She has also held certifications as a CPA, and in Production & Inventory Management.
Reba Will, Director of Compliance at Premier Management & Development. Reba brings over 10 years of experience in Affordable Housing Compliance with a diverse background of programs and positions within property management. As the Director of Compliance, Reba oversees the Compliance Department to ensure property compliance with all programs and ensure ongoing rules and restrictions are being met. Her past work as a compliance consultant with an emphasis on training provides new opportunities for Premier staff to learn complex topics related to compliance and property management. Reba holds the Assisted Housing Management (AHM) and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) certifications. Reba is pursuing her Bachelor of Business Management degree at Metropolitan State University
John McEvoy, Director of Maintenance at Premier Management & Development. Prior to joining Premier, John worked as the Senior Manager of Ballpark Operations for the Minnesota Twins and then as the Director of Facility Services for the San Diego Padres. After 18 years of working for Major League Baseball organizations, John took a position with a national facility services provider as the Director of Operations, Stadium Division working first in Los Angeles and then eventually back in Minnesota. In this position, John oversaw the operations at multiple sports venues in the Twin Cities area. John holds a certificate in Facility Management from the University of California San Diego.
Catherine Hage, Director of Business Development & Asset Management at Premier Management & Development. As Director and Asset Manager, Catherine is responsible for identifying opportunities for improved financial performance for the housing portfolios managed by Premier; including maintaining and reporting quarterly financial performance for stakeholders, as well as facilitating the onboarding of new properties and portfolios. Prior to joining Premier in 2020, Catherine had 13 years in corporate accounting and financial analytics as Finance Manager for one of Minnesota’s top 5 largest employers. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, as well as a certificate in Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.
Sheri Thillman, Chief of Staff at Premier Management & Development. With 17 years of experience in executive and strategic support, Sheri bridges the gap between vision and implementation most recently serving as Chief of Staff to an executive leadership team and board of directors. Sheri brings broad support experience covering industries such as SaaS technology, executive search, financial services, legal, and property management, where she led a team and managed multifaceted residential and commercial spaces in Minneapolis. Sheri enjoys learning new things and immersing herself in new projects, bringing an innovative spirit to the team.
Jane Wallace, Assistant Director of Compliance at Premier Management & Development. With a decade of affordable housing experience, Jane thrives in the challenge of puzzling all the pieces together for the numerous certification programs Premier monitors. She specializes in Section 8 and Tax credit programs and currently holds the Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) and Tax Credit Compliance Specialist (TCCS) certifications . Prior to joining the property management industry, Jane was a High School English teacher for 3 years. Using her teaching experience, Jane currently leads the compliance training program for all staff at Premier. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Minnesota Morris.
Min Soo Song, Assistant Director of Facilities at Premier Management and Development. Min brings to the team over five years of Property Management experience in affordable housing. Min started his career with Premier as a Maintenance Technician, gaining valuable insight into the maintenance needs of the properties. Currently in his role as Assistant Director of Facilities, Min supervises and coordinates multi-department and multi-vendor projects for the properties to ensure smooth and high-quality operations. Min also plays a vital role in the staffing of the maintenance team throughout the portfolio of properties. Prior to joining the property management industy, Min worked in the retail and service industries. Using his past experiences, Min excels in service management and vendor relations.
Shawn Huckleby serves as the Senior Advisor to the CEO for Premier Housing Management and Development. He implements the Company’s development strategy which entails the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repositioning of affordable housing assets in the upper Midwest. He also identifies new development opportunities that contribute to community growth and respond to emerging housing trends.
Prior to joining Premier, Mr. Huckleby worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development as the Director of Community Planning and Development and Deputy Field Office Director of the Minnesota HUD Office. He also directed a state-wide initiative that addressed homeownership disparities for emerging markets and served as the Vice President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank. He currently also serves as professor at Metro State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.