Governor Scott Walker appointed Wyman B. Winston as WHEDA’s Executive Director effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Winston is committed to leveraging WHEDA's resources, including its professional staff of highly motivated individuals, to help communities meet their affordable housing
needs while also fostering business growth and job creation in Wisconsin.
Since his appointment by Governor Walker, WHEDA has enjoyed noteworthy accomplishments that have created jobs, helped small businesses and provided housing opportunities for residents all across Wisconsin. Mr. Winston serves on the Governor's Task Force
on Minority Unemployment and the Council on Workforce Investment. He is also President of the Greater Wisconsin Opportunities Fund, a Community Development Entity.
Under Mr. Winston’s leadership, along with support from the Governor, State Legislature, WHEDA Members of the Board and employees, and many partners, WHEDA has invested over $1 billion in Wisconsin for affordable housing and economic development. Mr. Winston has utilized WHEDA’s innovative
financing products and tools to:
In 2012, Governor Walker and Executive Director Winston unveiled Transform Milwaukee, a public-private initiative focusing on restoring economic vitality to Wisconsin’s largest city. Through WHEDA financing and public-private partnerships, the initiative has generated over
$511 million of development in Milwaukee.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Winston spent 14 years at WHEDA as a senior manager, first in Multifamily and later heading the Emerging Markets Group. Outside of WHEDA, he spent 10 years at other redevelopment authorities.