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Advisory Board


Ivory Prize Advisory Board


Clark D. Ivory

Clark Ivory has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ivory Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000. In 2006, Clark formed Ivory Commercial, one of Utah’s largest apartment builders and property management companies. Clark served as director of the Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank from 2006 to 2011. Clark is currently co-chairman of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the David Eccles School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.


Carol Galante

Carol Galante is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Galante served in the Obama Administration for over five years as the Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing programs.


Chris Herbert

Christopher Herbert is Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Dr. Herbert has extensive experience conducting research related to housing policy and urban development, both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Herbert is co-editor of “Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk After the Housing Crisis” (Brookings Institution Press, 2014). His research focuses on financial dimensions of homeownership.


Laurie Goodman

Laurie Goodman is vice president of housing policy and co-directs the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. The center provides policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Before joining Urban, Goodman spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at several Wall Street firms. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009.


John McManus

John McManus, VP-Editorial Director, Residential Group, is an award-winning editorial and digital content director for the Residential Group at Hanley Wood in Washington, DC. In addition to the Builder digital, print, and in-person editorial and programming portfolio, his accountability for the group includes strategic content direction for Affordable Housing Finance, Aquatics International, Custom Home, the Journal of Light Construction, Multifamily Executive, Pool & Spa News, Professional Deck Builder, ProSales, Remodeling, and Tools of the Trade.


Natalie Gochnour

Natalie Gochnour serves as an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. She also serves as the chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber. Gochnour’s experience includes a diverse mix of public service and business experience. From 2006 to 2013 she guided the public policy work of the Salt Lake Chamber. Gochnour has also advised three Utah governors.


Kent Colton

Kent W. Colton is the President of the Colton Housing Group and a Senior Fellow in Housing Studies at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Colton has more than 30 years of experience as a housing scholar and expert in the field of housing finance and housing policy. He has distinguished himself in the housing field -- in academic research and housing advocacy, in designing public policy and supporting private sector production.


Ivory Prize Fellows



Erin Carraher is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Architecture and the Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the Equitable Housing & Livability Institute (EHLI).




Matt Hoffman is a social and business entrepreneur who serves as Vice President of Innovation for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a national organization working to deliver capital, policy, and solutions that make housing affordable to all.




Ryan E. Smith is Director and Professor in the School of Design and Construction, Washington State University. He is an international scholar, consultant, and speaker on the subject of offsite, modular and prefabricated housing design and construction.




John Bradshaw joined NorthMarq Capital in 2017 as senior vice president/managing director of the Salt Lake City regional office following the company’s acquisition of his firm. He has handled origination of approximately $2 billion in income property loans.




Jeramy Lund is the Managing Director of Impact Investing at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah and a Principal Partner for Pentagon Holdings, an industrial real estate holding company and XIII, LLC; a diversified family holding company.