Wayne Gerami has an extensive career in the mortgage, real estate, and affordable housing fields, first working in mortgages at age 16. After a two-year stint with Austin Habitat as an AmeriCorps volunteer doing home repairs for low-income households in East Austin, he received his M.P.Aff. from the LBJ School at UT Austin in 2011. He returned to Austin Habitat in 2013 and has served in many leadership roles across the organization. As COO, Wayne leads the ReStore, Client Services, and HomeBase teams. He has been involved in the pre-development, construction, financing, and sale of hundreds of affordable homes in Austin and has worked on the leading edge of long-term affordability programs that are now replicated by Habitat affiliates across the state and the country.