The Innovative Cities Lecture Series

Watch “Through the eyes of WHEDA’s CEO, Joaquín Altoro: Equitable Housing and Economic Development in Wisconsin” presentation by Joaquín Altoro, WHEDA’s CEO and Executive Director.


Governor Tony Evers appointed Mr. Joaquín Altoro as WHEDA’s CEO and Executive Director effective June 3, 2019. Mr. Altoro has an extensive 29-year banking career in both residential and commercial lending. Most recently, he served as Town Bank’s Vice President of Commercial Banking. At Town Bank, he successfully utilized federal Housing Tax Credits to advance affordable housing options in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Throughout his career, Mr. Altoro has served on numerous boards and advisory committees to help rural and urban populations meet their unique economic development needs. While a board member for Forward Community Investments (FCI), he advised on the CDFI’s loan fund investments in education, health, housing, and entrepreneurship to help build strong communities throughout the state. Furthermore, he served on FCI’s New Markets Tax Credit committee to bring additional investment resources to the state of Wisconsin.