Friend of the Elderly 2017
President and CEO
National Affordable Housing Trust
NAHT President and CEO, Jim Bowman, has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, and community building projects. As a known leader in the development and preservation of affordable homes, he has secured investments for the construction and rehabilitation of over 18,000 affordable apartments with an emphasis on housing for seniors.
Jim has diligently worked with investment partners and top multifamily housing developers to ensure that quality, safe and sustainable places to call home are available to the most vulnerable groups of people throughout our society.
In 1998, Jim took the helm of NAHT, but his leadership dates back almost two decades. Prior to joining NAHT, he served in the following roles: SVP of the Housing and Long Term Care Group with National City Investments, Director of Finance for Franklin County, Ohio Board of County Commissioners, the Chair of the Franklin County Metropolitan Human Services Levy Review Committee, and Board Member of the Franklin County Mental Health Board.
Jim currently serves the Mayor of Columbus on the City of Columbus Sewer and Water Advisory Board representing the interests of senior citizens in the setting of utility rates. Jim was instrumental in developing a low-income user discount for water and sewer services.
Today, Jim continues to passionately lead his staff of highly trained and proficient professionals with the sole purpose of providing financial innovation for the creation and conservation of affordable housing across the United States.
Jim is an alumnus of The Ohio State University, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate education. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics, as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration.
RHF is pleased to present Jim Bowman, President & CEO of the National Affordable Housing Trust with the 2017 Friend of the Elderly Award.