Mtumishi St. Julien

Mr. Mtumishi St. Julien has been the Executive Director of The Finance Authority of New Orleans since 1990. Under his leadership The Finance Authority has issued more than $300,000,000 in mortgage revenue bonds providing affordable housing for more than 3200 families. He also oversaw the issuance of $35,000,000 in capital improvement financing for Xavier University, the renovation financing of the 236 unit Willows Apartments and the $12,500,000 financing for the GCHP-MLK mixed-use senior housing and commercial development.

After graduating from Loyola University School of Law, Mr. St. Julien began a private practice with an emphasis on business and finance. He served as a consultant and later on the Board of the Southern Development Foundation which made business loans to farm cooperatives, hotels and other minority owned businesses throughout the southern United States. In 1992 Mr. St. Julien became a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking.  In 1996 he completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  In 1998 he received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Mr. St. Julien was a radio commentator for six years hosting a show called “You and the Law”.  He is the author of the Trouble Book: Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About The Law But Couldn’t Afford To Ask An Attorney, the editor of The Fifty Black People Your Child Should Know, author of Upon The Shoulders of Elephants We Reach The Sky: A Parents Farewell to a Collegian, and the co-author of Bonds for Beginners: An Instructional Guide to the Key Concepts of Tax-Exempt Housing Bond Finance.  Prior to his directorship of The Finance Authority of New Orleans he served five years as General Counsel for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, at that time it was the sixth largest public housing authority in the United States.

Mr. St. Julien has served on the Boards of Loyola University of New Orleans, the National Economic Development Law Center, the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, the Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Board and the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council. He is a Past President of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.

Mtumishi St. Julien Executive Director, The Finance Authority of New Orleans

Mtumishi St. Julien

Executive Director, The Finance Authority of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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