James D. Howard, Jr. is the President of Dudley Ventures. A native of The Bronx, New York. Mr. Howard earned his degree from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Dudley Ventures was founded by Mr. Howard in 1996 and has been one of the leading advocates of the NMTC Program since its inception.
Dudley Ventures, with its 25+ member team, successfully manages NMTC investment funds in excess of $1.6B, providing all origination, fund reporting and compliance activities in-house. In addition, DV’s CDE, DV Community Investment, has been awarded $525,000,000 of NMTC allocation to date. Acquired by Valley National Bancorp in October 2021, DV now has the resources of a $50B+ publicly traded financial institution.
Mr. Howard is a Board Member of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition and has been an innovator in the NMTC industry. Mr. Howard has authored numerous articles on tax credit investing and is a regular speaker at major New Markets Tax Credit conferences. Mr. Howard is a licensed member of the Arizona State Bar and holds the FINRA designation of Principal and Investment Banker.