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 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.
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 brings experience in both the housing world and other management positions making her a valuable asset to BGC and our clients.
In her role with BGC, she helps housing authorities through every step of the RAD Financing Plan submission and the journey to closing. She is also is responsible for relocation activities. In the past, Kim has provided support for operations of 10 assisted living communities, one 55+ active adult community, and a management office.
Joshua Hutchinson graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Public Administration. Subsequently, he graduated from Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. His drafting experience, legal knowledge, and analytical skills make him a valued asset to Bennett Group Consulting.
Avery Werner is a graduate from Auburn University’s geography department. Her experience with GIS software, numerical/financial analysis, and organizational skills make her a valuable member of the BGC team.