Meet Our Team

Years of experience and industry knowledge are behind each person on our team.

Judy Van Dyke

Principal / Chief Executive Officer

Judy is an attorney who has specialized in affordable housing, community development and related issues for over ten years. Judy joined Fred Bennett in 2004 and began working exclusively with its clients in the development and preservation of affordable housing. In 2007, Fred and Judy formed The Bennett Group, LLC and have focused on affordable housing development since that time.

Holly Knight

Principal

Holly Knight started her commitment to serving low income families as a volunteer in public housing at a Boys and Girls Club in central Louisiana teaching drug free programs. She began working in conjunction with public housing authorities on youth programs as well as tenant and resident association programs to assist with self-sufficiency and address welfare reform efforts. During this time she wrote and received funding for public housing authority programs through multiple HUD Tenant Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (TOPS) programs and grants, Public Housing Drug Elimination (PHDEP) grants, welfare reform grants, Department of Justice grants, and foundation proposals.

Jennifer Lynch

Vice President of Operations

Jennifer Lynch is the Vice President of Operations for BGC. Jennifer’s role at BGC consists of managing all phases of the LIHTC development process, from the initial application to closing to construction completion.
She has been working in the LIHTC industry for seven years and has been involved with the development of more than 500 units. She draws on her background in affordable housing to effectively provide leadership in business development, land acquisition, financial modeling and analysis.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science from Kennesaw State University in 2007. She received her Masters of Business Administration from Columbus State University in 2012.

Kim Golden

Development Coordinator

As Development Coordinator, Kim Golden is responsible for getting projects from step one to completion, from initial application to final closing. Her expertise is in Alabama LIHTC and RAD developments.

Her leadership in tracking multiple closing requirements, HUD deadlines, and meeting RAD milestones keeps our projects on time and within budget. She ensures that projects meet due diligence requirements established by HUD, lenders, grant funding, and equity providers. She has been the lead on a number of RAD transactions and has successfully obtained funding for multiple Alabama 4% and 9% LIHTC developments. She holds a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Avery Werner

Development Coordinator

Avery Werner was promoted to Development Coordinator in May of 2016 and since then has played an active role in assisting our clients convert through HUD’s RAD program and obtain funding via LIHTC applications. She has previously submitted successful LIHTC applications in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and is now shifting her focus to LIHTC applications in Alabama and Georgia. Her additional skills in ArcGIS, data analysis, environmental policy and sustainability make her a valuable asset to the BGC Team. Avery graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Geography in 2010.