KHA Leadership 2023 - 2025

Officers and Directors

President - Trey George

Trey George, Executive Director, THA, Inc., the 501(c)(3) non-profit development arm for the Topeka Housing Authority (THA). Trey has been with THA for seven years. He is responsible for all activities relative to the non-profit side of the housing authority, including expanding and redeveloping their public housing properties. Trey is the compliance manager for four affordable housing developments and has day to day property management responsibilities for 40 affordable housing rentals, two apartment complexes and eight single-family homes. Trey is the primary liaison with the Pine Ridge Partnership and focuses on maintaining and strengthening this collaboration as well as identifying new and viable options for expansion. Trey is actively engaged in seeking additional funds to support the Partnership and the overall mission of THA and THA, Inc. to develop, manage, support and improve affordable housing. 

Vice President - Kelsey Herr

Kelsey Herr, co-owner of Wheatland Investment Group since 2004. Wheatland Investments develop Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects as well as Market Rate projects in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Since 2004 my role with Wheatland has covered all aspects of the Development process. Site selection, new construction, rezoning, leasing, compliance, management of onsite personnel and reports to State agencies.  Working with Syndicators and their compliance groups has been an active role as well.  I am certified in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and attend Housing Conferences in each of these States. Over the years I have been actively involved with several committees with the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation Annual Meeting and Kansas Housing Association. Kelsey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker University. 


Treasurer - Beth Easter

Beth Easter is a Commercial Relationship Manager who has worked for INTRUST Bank for more than 6 years.  She’s been an advocate for LIHTC projects and works closely with developers, syndicators and legislators throughout the region.  She is also on the Board of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and serves as the chair of the Government and Community Affairs committee.  Beth lives in Lawrence with her husband and 3 children.

Secretary - Tony Krsnich

Tony Krsnich, Founder and CEO, Flint Hills Holdings Group, a diversified real estate holdings company who specializes in urban development and property management.  FHHG and its 15 employees have developed and managed over $100MM of real estate in Kansas and Missouri since its inception in early 2014 and currently works in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa. In addition to Flint Hills, Tony also owns Krsnich Investment Group, which represents his real estate holdings prior to the formation of Flint Hills.  Included in Krsnich Investment Group is the Warehouse Arts District in Lawrence, KS. In addition to Tony’s real estate holdings, Mayor Sly James appointed Tony to the impact advisory board in 2015. Tony has also served on the Broadway Westport Council, served 4 years on the Lawrence Arts Center, is the incoming President of the Historic West Bottoms Association, and is the President of the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Chapter in the greater Kansas City area. Tony graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004 and currently lives in Mission Hills, KS with his wife Liz and his sons Winston and Wallace. 


Director at Large - Rebecca Arthur, MAI

Rebecca Arthur is a Partner with the Valuation Group of Novogradac & Company LLP and manages the metro Kansas City, Missouri area office. She has extensive experience in market analysis and appraisal of multifamily developments including those with low-income housing tax credits, USDA, Section 8, RAD, conventional developments, and for Freddie, Fannie, and FHA financing. Additionally, she specializes in consulting for developers and state housing agencies, as well as preparing valuations of general and limited partnership interests and year 15 valuation issues. Prior to joining Novogradac & Company LLP, Ms. Arthur was an analyst with the corporate finance group of Deloitte LLP, specializing in business valuations and acquisitions. She received her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Ms. Arthur is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute, a member of the Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Women organization, a member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, and is a certified general real estate appraiser in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Texas.

Director at Large - Andrew Danner

Andrew Danner, Principal of AMD Partner, embarked on his journey in Affordable Housing Development in 2011. Over the years, he has left an indelible mark on the sector, overseeing numerous projects across Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. Andrew's commitment extends throughout the entire project lifecycle, from management and development to governance, audits, dispositions, applications, and financing.

A dedicated advocate, Andrew collaborates closely with municipalities and quasi-governmental entities, securing development incentives, tax abatements, and local support for Affordable Housing. He firmly believes in the transformative power of Affordable Housing to promote and preserve dignity for those in need, considering it an effective mechanism for enhancing lives. Beyond providing quality Affordable Housing.


Director at Large - Matt Fulson

Matt Fulson is President of Fulson Housing Group. Matt has over 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry.  He brings the advantage of having been involved on both the state agency and private sectors of the business.  Matt has worked with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (both 4% and 9% transactions), HOME Investment Partnership Program, tax-exempt bond transactions, state loan and credit programs, CDBG Funds, historic tax credit and various other state and federal financing programs.  Fulson Housing Group (FHG), founded in 2003 and based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is a vertically integrated family of companies that performs development, construction and management functions for affordable housing transactions. Additionally, the firm partners with non-profit and for-profit companies to mentor and build capacity for inexperienced development entities.  To date, the company has been involved in the development of more than 2100 units in 20 communities in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  Matt is a graduate of Central Methodist University with a B.A. in Accounting. 


Director at Large - Chris Hite

Chris Hite is the CEO of Sugar Creek Capital, an affordable housing firm with offices in both St. Louis and Atlanta. Sugar Creek's core business is the syndication of exclusively state tax credits. Founded as The Lockwood Group in 1974, Sugar Creek is also a property management company and its affiliates hold limited partner and general partner interests in affordable housing projects throughout the nation.   

Prior to joining Sugar Creek in 2005, Mr. Hite was a founding partner in Dull, Hite & Lowe, and prior to that an associate in the real estate department of the Polsinelli law firm. A substantial portion of his legal practice has been spent representing developers utilizing tax incentives. He has also developed affordable housing projects in Missouri and once served as a law clerk for the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

Mr. Hite graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in business. He received his juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 


Director at Large - James Oltman

James has received undergraduate degrees both in Business Management and Business Marketing as well as a graduate degree in Organizational Management with a focus in Entrepreneurial and Economic Development from Peru State College in Peru, NE.

In previous stops prior to ElevateEdgerton!, James was the Executive Director of the Franklin County Development Council, Economic Developer Director for the City of Haysville and the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation.

In his career James has led and implemented successful project initiatives for a variety of county, city and public-private economic development organizations throughout the state of Kansas ranging in focus to include downtown revitalization, housing development and industrial business attraction. 


Director at Large - Dan Sailler



Director at Large - Joshua Yurek

Joshua Yurek currently serves as Director of Government Affairs for the Midwest Housing Equity Group (MHEG), overseeing MHEG’s federal and state policy agenda. Yurek brings to MHEG over ten years of Congressional work experience, most recently serving as a Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas). In this role, Yurek provided strategic recommendations on a wide array of policy issues including appropriations, financial services, housing, and tax issues. He worked extensively with the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over vital affordable housing tools, including housing tax credits. He represented the Senator to negotiate significant policy reforms involving affordable housing, rural housing, and the most recent tax reform debate in 2017. Yurek holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Rockhurst University and an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.


Past President - Matt Gillam

Matt Gillam is a Managing Partner with Overland Property Group, LLC, in Salina, Kansas.  Formed in 2003, Overland specializes in the development and ownership of multi-family and senior residential communities from affordable to ultra-luxury across the Midwest (Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri), quickly developing over 65 properties totaling over $500 million.  Matts diverse skill set to Overland Property Group in architecture, development, construction, planning, management, investment and public relations all of which allow him to lead OPG through experience. In a very short time Matt has accomplished a lot, from winning national development awards to being the Keynote Speaker all over the country at countless events, his energy and vision for development along with his innovative ideas are clear reasons for the overwhelming success he and OPG have had.  Matt attended the University of Kansas and lives in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Kansas Housing Association Committee Chairpersons

Annual Events - Kelsey Herr, Wheatland Investments Group and James Oltman, ElevateEdgerton! (Co-Chairs)

Communication and Education - Andrew Danner, NorthStar Housing and Gabe Woodman, Woodco, Inc. (Co-Chairs)

Finance - Beth Easter, INTRUST Bank (Chair)

Governmental Affairs - Josh Yurek, Midwest Housing Equity Group (Chair)

Membership - Rebecca Arthur, Novogradac and Matt Fulson, Tier 1 Development (Co-Chairs)

Nominations - Andrew Danner, NorthStar Housing and Matt Gillam, Overland Property Group (Co-Chairs)