January 4, 2016
Dustin Ludens has been named the new Senior Portfolio Manager for Dakotas America, LLC. Dakotas America assigns New Markets Tax Credit allocations for approved investments in qualifying projects located in primarily rural, highly distressed low-income communities throughout the United States.
In his new position, Ludens leads portfolio and credit risk management, continues building and strengthening industry relationships, and assists with compliance and reporting. He works alongside Dakotas America Managing Director, Lin VanHofwegen, in screening and selecting projects located in some of the most highly distressed areas throughout the United States and provides in-house legal counsel.
“With Dustin’s extensive background in business planning and transactions, commercial financing and real estate law, he will be vital to the long term goals of our organization,” Van Hofwegen said. “His enthusiasm and expertise will greatly enrich our capacity to serve low income communities.”
Prior to joining Dakotas America, Ludens worked as a transactional attorney for MorganTheeler, LLP located in Mitchell, SD. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Dakota Wesleyan University where he is now a faculty member for the MBA program. Ludens earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Nebraska and currently serves as the South Dakota liaison on the American Bar Association Corporate Laws Committee.
Dakotas America is partnership of the North Dakota Rural Development Finance Corporation and Dakota Resources.