Robert J. Apodaca

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Robert J. Apodaca

Position: Co-founder,
California Community Builders

Robert J. Apodaca, is Co-Founder, Vice President of the Board of Directors of California Community Builders. He has a 45-year professional and civic career that spans both private and public sectors and several industries. Following his service as Chairman and Trustee of Alameda County Retirement Board (pension fund), he joined the investment industry as a Senior Vice President & Partner of Kennedy Associates, an institutional investor for pension funds. Robert later joined McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, a leading international architectural and planning firm, as Senior Vice President of Business Development. During his tenure, he successfully secured architectural contracts for developments that exceeded $1 billion in construction costs. Currently, he is Founder and President of ZeZeN Advisors, Inc., a firm that secures capital for developers.

Beginning in college and throughout his career, Robert has been directly (staff) and indirectly (board) involved with serving communities through several non-profit sectors: housing, education, employment training, community philanthropy and public policy. He currently serves on the boards of Casita Coalition, Jobs and Housing Coalition, and The Greenlining Institute.