taxadvantagegroup Promotes Kent; Hires NMTC Program Manager

Published March 13, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C., (Mar. 13, 2014) – taxadvantagegroup, one of the country’s most successful consulting firms specializing in New Markets Tax Credits, has promoted Lisa Kent to Controller and Compliance Officer and has hired Anthony Cox as NMTC Program Manager.

Kent has been with taxadvantagegroup for four years serving as NMTC Compliance Manager. In her new position, she oversees the company’s financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems in addition to managing compliance services for clients. She has more than 20 years of tax experience, and was formerly a staff accountant at KPMG LLP and a tax manager at Dixon Hughes, PLLC, where she provided tax and financial planning services for individuals, estates and trusts.

Ms. Kent is a Certified Public Accountant with Personal Financial Specialist designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

As NMTC Program Manager, Cox is responsible for managing taxadvantagegroup NMTC accounts and those of its affiliate fund Greenville New Markets Opportunity (GNMO). Responsibilities include assisting with NMTC Allocation Applications; helping to establish and maintain successful operating and advisory boards for NMTC clients; analyzing loan proposals, reviewing due diligence materials, and preparing associated spreadsheets; preparing financing packages for institutional investors; coordinating project loan closings; and managing external communications.

Prior to joining taxadvantagegroup, Cox worked for The Fieldstone Group, a real estate development firm. There he assisted in site selection and site and market analysis packages for various land sites, and conducted marketing feasibility analyses. He is also a former news and sports reporter for CBS and FOX affiliate television stations in Upstate South Carolina.

Cox has a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.

About taxadvantagegroup
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., taxadvantagegroup (tag) is one of the country’s most successful consulting firms specializing in New Markets Tax Credits, helping nonprofit and for profit organizations access capital and transform communities. Since 2004, tag has played an instrumental role in funding over $759.2 million for community projects across the United States. The depth and breath of services provided by tag is unsurpassed in the industry and includes New Markets Tax Credit Allocation Applications; NMTC Deployment; CDE Compliance and Asset Management; and Outreach Strategy Development. Each of these services helps tag achieve its mission of revitalizing low-income communities by providing capital and project management to organizations that create significant community impact.