Chief Executive Officer - Steven P. Semingson
Mr. Semingson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Civic Partners. He provides leadership to the company on real estate projects through all phases of development and ownership. Mr. Semingson has successfully established a reputation of excellence for Civic Partners in redevelopment and public/private partnering. He has the unique skills needed to work closely with public agencies to identify economically viable civic development opportunities that provide the local citizenry with commercial/retail projects and either affordable or market rate residential units. From the development of his first apartment building to the current development of a 3,000-acre master-planned community, most of Mr. Semingson’s projects have been located within redevelopment areas and many have been processed in partnership with multiple public agencies.
Mr. Semingson has a thorough understanding of financial markets and the skill of combining public and private funds to create mutually beneficial real estate developments. He has contributed to the creation of several new financing vehicles for public/private development projects within the State of California. Prior to founding Civic Partners, Mr. Semingson was employed by the County of Los Angeles and a local municipality. He is also a former faculty member at California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Semingson earned his BS from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA from California State University.

Director of Project Administration - Tina L. Alexander
Ms. Alexander’s position with Civic Partners includes the management & tracking of project processes & procedures. She is responsible for the coordination of all project reporting activities, status reports and the organization of internal strategic planning efforts for the projects. Ms. Alexander works diligently with the Chief Operating Officer and project management staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in meeting the scheduling and financial goals of each project. With 10 years of expertise in residential development from highly acclaimed home building firms, including Akins Companies, Catellus Residential and R.S. Myers Company, Ms. Alexander is a key company resource for the residential development ventures in which Civic Partners participates. Her experience in the home building industry includes project management, onsite field management, supervision, project scheduling, bidding, estimating and tracking of construction budgets. Ms. Alexander earned her BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Vice President, Development - Jeffrey C. Pomeroy, P.E.
Mr. Pomeroy has over 25 years of engineering and facility construction experience. His expertise includes structural and civil design, strategic planning, joint venture and team building, operations management, engineering, estimating and project development. Mr. Pomeroy manages the entire development process for several of the Company’s large projects. He also provides leadership on all construction and engineering matters for the Company.

Prior to joining Civic Partners, Mr. Pomeroy was the President of HNTB Design/Build, Inc., a major international design firm, where he directed the start-up of design/build subsidiary. At HNTB Design/Build, Mr. Pomeroy was responsible for projects for the public and private sector on three continents and in 10 states, totaling more than $1 billion. Mr. Pomeroy earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a registered engineer in Arizona, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and with the NCEE.

Development Manager - Michael C. Herrero
Living in the Northern California area, Mr. Herrero is responsible for the management of Civic Partners’ development projects in that region. He oversees development activities from project inception to completion. As a former city employee responsible for a major downtown redevelopment effort, Mr. Herrero has extensive experience in complex infill redevelopment and public/private partnering. He also has considerable experience in project design and project management. Mr. Herrero began his career in the public sector as a City Planner for the City of Modesto, California. After several years, Mr. Herrero was appointed Business Development Manager, reporting directly to the City Manager. His responsibilities included redevelopment, economic development, personnel management and labor/management relations. In this role, he was chiefly responsible for Modesto’s highly successful downtown redevelopment projects. Mr. Herrero earned his BA in Economics from Stanford University and his MA in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina.

Project Manager - Wayne H. Blauvelt
With over 25 years of experience in planning, development and finance, Mr. Blauvelt manages large, mixed-use projects for Civic Partners. He has extensive experience in the entitlement and financial structuring of large-scale land developments involving mixed land uses and public/private partnerships. Mr. Blauvelt also provides financial analysis and input to Civic Partners’ project teams from the entitlement process through project build-out. Prior to joining Civic Partners, Mr. Blauvelt had extensive experience in real estate development and finance. He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Wilma Pacific, a Southern California residential and industrial developer. He also worked as a consultant, specializing in working with financial institutions to create solutions to problematic projects. In addition, Mr. Blauvelt gained invaluable experience working as a mortgage banker for HUD Lending Programs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Blauvelt was an infill planner and inner city developer in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Mr. Blauvelt earned his BS from the University of Maryland and is a licensed California real estate broker.

Project Manager - Shelly La Ruffa
Ms. La Ruffa ’s position with Civic Partners includes the management of development projects from inception through construction. Her areas of focus are in creative financing and facilitating complex real estate transactions. She provides experience in public improvement bonds, tax increment financing, gap financing, low-income housing tax credits, land entitlement, and public/private partnerships. Her recent projects include Civic Plaza, a 460,000 square-foot mixed-use development in Boise, Idaho. Ms. La Ruffa earned her BA in Business Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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