Scott Michael Dunn, Costello Compliance
Scott Michael Dunn brings three decades of experience in affordable housing management, auditing, and training. He has worked with well over half of the state tax credit agencies, many HOME participating jurisdictions, and HUD and Rural Development agencies. A recognized industry expert, Mr. Dunn has been published in numerous trade periodicals and is the author of several textbooks and regulatory manuals on various affordable housing programs. He has a proven track record of designing systems that leverage teams to review and ensure compliance, delivering excellent regulatory results. Mr. Dunn joined the Costello Companies in 1990, managing a portfolio of almost 300 units funded by all major housing programs in Watertown, SD. He helped found Costello Compliance in 2000, then from 2004 to 2015 served as executive vice president of Zeffert & Associates, a national firm that provides regulatory compliance services to general partners, investors, and state and federal agencies. During his tenure, Zeffert grew an average of 20 percent annually, employing more than 50 compliance professionals and support staff. Mr. Dunn was honored to rejoin the Costello Companies as Director of Policy in 2015. Working in cooperation with the Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the Regional Managers and brings a wealth of practical application to the company's products. In 2017, Mr. Dunn also became CEO and owner of Costello Compliance, where he oversees the development and management of the company's file review and training products.