National Equity Fund taps Yianni Vitellas for key role

National Equity Fund (NEF), a Chicago-based syndicator of the low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) program, recently hired Yianni Vitellas as vice president and relationship manager in its investor relations group. Vitellas will report to Reena Bramblett, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of equity placement.

“We’re very happy to have Yianni join the NEF family and to contribute to the growth of strategic new business connections while also serving some of NEF’s largest relationships,” Bramblett said. “He played a key role in consistently achieving bank regulatory ratings of outstanding for his former employer and I know he will accomplish many high points with us as well.”

In his new role, Yianni will focus on delivering product to investors as well as establishing new proprietary and multi-investor funds in addition to collaborating with other departments to ensure the highest level of service to NEF’s partners.

Most recently, Yianni served as a senior vice president with Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, where he was responsible for fulfilling the bank’s CRA obligation throughout eight states, through low-income affordable housing, historic and new market tax credit investments as well as CDFI investments.