VP – Development
Ms. Sanz serves as Vice President of Development Programs for Pinnacle, assisting in pursuing and implementing development opportunities as well as shaping funding strategies. Since joining Pinnacle in 2012, Ms. Sanz has sourced and secured funding for numerous developments and overseen the financing applications for countless more.
Ms. Sanz previously served as the National Policy Director for National Community Renaissance (National CORE), overseeing both federal and state legislative issues. During her time at National CORE she was also responsible for business development activities in multiple states, securing nearly $45M in federal funds in her first two years with the company. Ms. Sanz joined National CORE in 2009 from a for-profit affordable housing developer based in Miami, Florida.
Prior to her move to Miami, she served as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Administrator for Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC), overseeing both the 4% and 9% tax credit programs. In this capacity, she helped shape the rules and policies that govern the FHFC multi-family programs and was responsible for annual allocations totaling more than $400M. Prior to joining Florida Housing, Ms. Sanz worked as a Congressional aid in Washington. She also previously worked for the Florida Speaker of the House, the Florida Redistricting Committee and the Florida Secretary of State. Ms. Sanz believes strongly in the spirit of volunteerism, and has spearheaded many such corporate volunteer efforts for Pinnacle. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.