Our team

  • Frederick PuddesterChair of the Compensation Committee

    Frederick Puddester was appointed as a director of MMA Capital Management in August, 2011. Mr. Puddester has more than 20 years’ experience in financial management and currently holds the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration for Williams College. Prior to joining Williams College, Mr. Puddester served at Johns Hopkins University, first as Executive Director of Budget and Financial Planning and then as Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Mr. Puddester spent two decades in Maryland state government, including four years as secretary of the Department of Budget and Management.

  • Steven BloomChair of the Audit Committee

    Steven Bloom is the local Baltimore operating partner for PMC Property Group (“PMC”). PMC is a real estate development company that specializes in developing urban properties throughout the East Coast. PMC’s portfolio of properties currently spans key cities in the following locations: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida. Mr. Bloom’s development responsibilities for the Baltimore market include: acquisition, design, construction, and management.

    Prior to joining PMC, Mr. Bloom was a tax partner at Arthur Andersen, an international accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Bloom’s clients ranged from privately held companies to large public companies. He specialized in comprehensive tax and business advisory services, including: business income tax, corporate tax service, state and local tax, and estates and trusts.

  • James Preston GrantChair of the Governance Committee

    James Preston Grant was appointed as a director of MMA Capital Management in January of 2013. He is the founder, President and CEO of Grant Capital Management, Inc., where he has specialized in providing tax-exempt financing to city and state governments since the company’s founding in 2000. Prior to that, he held positions in major account sales for IBM Corporation – Public Sector and Federal Data Corporation.

  • Francis GallagherChairman of the Board

    Francis Gallagher was appointed as a director of MMA Capital Management in February of 2012. Mr. Gallagher has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment banking. Mr. Gallagher is currently a Managing Partner at Charlesmead Advisors LLC, where he leads investment banking efforts to focused subsectors within the telecommunications industry, including wireline and wireless services and internet infrastructure. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Gallagher was a Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Incorporated, a leading investment bank, where he managed and led the Telecommunications Industry Banking Group. Prior to that, Mr. Gallagher spent eight years in a variety of positions with Legg Mason Wood Walker Incorporated, where he was responsible for investment banking services for a variety of large and small-capitalization telecommunications companies.