OCCH Staff Spotlight: People in the News

January 28, 2021

OCCH is Proud to Recognize the Following New Hires:
Jennifer Seamons

Jennifer Seamons, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

Jennifer Seamons joins Ohio Capital in January 2021 as the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets. Jennifer comes to OCCH from KeyBank where she served as Senior Vice President and National Originations Manager of Key Community Development Corporation. In this position, she was responsible for leading origination efforts of low income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits and historic tax credits through both direct investment as well as syndicator platforms throughout KeyCorp’s 15 state footprint to support Key’s Community Reinvestment Act investment efforts.

Jennifer joined KeyBank in 2000 and her background in banking includes experience in branch operations, commercial underwriting, along with community development lending. She brings financial expertise, counsel, and customized solutions to help organizations reach their complex goals. Jennifer has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Boise State University.

Jennifer’s passion and commitment to her community is evident in her active participation in her community. She has served as President of the Affordable Housing Investors Council, Board Member of NewWest Community Capital, Board Member of the Boise State University Foundation and Board Commissioner of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority.

Pleurat Dreshaj

Pleurat Dreshaj, Esq., Underwriting Analyst

Pleurat Dreshaj joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in November 2020 as an Underwriting Analyst. Prior to joining OCCH, Pleurat was the Assistant Director of Real Estate Development at CHN Housing Partners and brings more than seven years of development experience. During his time as a developer, Pleurat gained expertise in leading multifamily new construction and rehab projects, including historic tax credits and renovation of occupied buildings, as well as a deep understanding in navigating HUD regulations, LIHTC financing structures, and many other public funding programs. Pleurat has been a member of the Ohio Bar since 2011 and worked at the Office of the Public Defender in Cuyahoga County while completing his JD at Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Pleurat also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University.

Dan Scheinmann

Dan Scheinman, Business Analyst

Dan Scheinman joined Ohio Capital Corporation in January 2019 as a Development Intern. He worked in this position for 20 months before being promoted to Business Analyst in August 2020. Prior to joining OCCH, Dan interned for Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Northwell Health. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The Ohio State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020. While at Ohio State, he also earned minors in political science and public policy and was designated as a politics, society and law scholar. Dan was also named an Emerging Leader in Affordable Housing by the National Housing Council. In his current capacity, Dan contributes to the underwriting & development team as well as the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation. He currently administers both the Residential Impact Emergency Fund and the CareSource Digital Inclusion Fund. For his work in Development, Dan works with our development partners on submitting their tax credit applications.

Sandra Chapple

Sandra Chapple, Senior Administrative Assistant / Office Coordinator

Ms. Chapple joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in September, 2020 and serves as Senior Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator for the Shared Services Department. She is responsible for general administrative logistics, as well as for project-based work supporting the OCCH Training Academy and other OCCH departments. Prior to joining OCCH, Ms. Chapple provided senior administrative assistant support to C-Level executives at Nationwide Insurance and Abbott Nutrition. She has provided similar support for public sector leaders in organizations like Columbus City Schools and the Ohio Department of Transportation. She has vast experience with a variety of office software products, is an active volunteer in the central Ohio area, and is a life-long learner who continuously seeks opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills.

Eric Klipfer

Eric Klipfer, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets

Eric Klipfer joined Ohio Capital in January 2021 as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets. Eric comes to OCCH from RBC Community Investments, LLC where he served as Vice President of Alternative Products. In this position, he was responsible for leading efforts of RBC’s new markets tax credits, state tax credit and historic tax credits. In addition, Eric reviewed LIHTC underwriting models and prepared upper-tier benefit schedules for investors. Eric joined RBC in 2007 and his background includes public accounting and extensive tax credit experience. He brings financial, tax and accounting expertise. Eric has a BS in Accounting from Franklin University.

Jay Hartranft

Jay Hartranft, Executive Vice President, Risk Management and General Counsel 

OCCH is pleased to announce that Jay Hartranft has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the Risk Management Department. Jay joined OCCH in December 2013 as General Counsel, and in this new position he oversees the underwriting and closing of equity investments as well as supporting OCCH on legal matters. Jay started his legal career in the corporate department of the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio and graduated from Capital University Law School. Congratulations Jay!

Brian Langmeyer

Brian Langmeyer, Executive Vice President, Development

OCCH is pleased to announce that Brian Langmeyer has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Development. In this role he manages a team of originators as well as his own portfolio of projects. Brian consults with non-profit and for-profit developers to assist them in all aspects of structuring and underwriting financing for affordable housing developments. Brian has experience investing in a variety of tax credit developments, including: family, senior, permanent supportive housing, rural development, Section 8, and FHA insured projects. Prior to joining OCCH, Brian was a Vice President with Banc One Community Development Corporation. He has a Master’s Degree from The University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

CPO Staff Spotlight:
Tiana Purvis

Tiana Purvis, MSW, LISW-S, Director of Resident Services

Tiana Purvis, MSW, LISW-S, has been with CPO as the Director of Resident Services since March 2020. Since the move to a more socially distant practice for services due to COVID-19, the Resident Services team at CPO Impact, led by Tiana, have taken to virtual platforms to deliver their Coaching and Engagement Services to residents. Despite the challenges of the digital world, which include adequate devices and internet connection, CPO Impact has seen an increase in participation and growth in their membership. They continue to bring necessary basic services to families through meal delivery, school supplies, and utility assistance. CPO Impact is excited to continue supporting families through community partnerships and resources in 2021! 

Tiana is an experienced Senior Level Macro social worker with high level supervisory and program development skills, as well as numerous conferences, training and lecture presentations delivered. Prior to CPO, she served as the Director of Housing at Equitas Health, a statewide healthcare agency focusing on the health and wellness of those living with HIV. With backgrounds in homelessness and housing, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, as well as anti-human trafficking work, Tiana has successfully supervised large teams of case managers, program managers and Directors in differing levels of service delivery and staff development. She has presented at national conferences regarding program design, evaluation, supervision, and youth homelessness. 

In addition to her macro social work practice, Tiana is also a full time Community Lecturer for The Ohio State University College of Social Work teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework. She serves as a field instructor for numerous colleges and Universities and serves on the Community Field Advisory Committees at both Mount Vernon Nazarene University and The Ohio State University Colleges of Social Work where she gives back to the profession through advising and guiding change and updates to field curriculum.