Kim Herman has served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission since being appointed in 1984.
Mr. Herman is a native of Washington State and has served as a member of the Commission, as Washington Project Director of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rural Assistance Initiative Program, as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Yakima, and as Manager of Single-Family Housing for the Portland Development Commission.
From 1988 through 2010 Mr. Herman served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Housing Agencies and served as President of the council from 2006-2008.
From 2008 through 2011, Mr. Herman served on the board of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. Most recently Mr. Herman served on the boards of The Housing Partnership, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sound Families Steering Committee, and the Greater Seattle YMCA Public Policy Committee.
Mr. Herman continues to serve on the Boards of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, Impact Capital, and the National Rural Housing Coalition. He is also a member of the Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board and the Washington State Department of Commerce Bond Cap Advisory Group. Also in 2012, Mr. Herman served on the Attorney General’s Blue Ribbon Consumer Foreclosure Remedies Fund Committee to determine how to use the proceeds of the national bank settlement in Washington.
Mr. Herman is a Graduate of Washington State University (B.A. 1967).