DFA Team

Christopher J. Burnham

President

The first President of the Development Finance Authority of Summit County (DFA) since 2000, Chris Burnham has successfully guided and financed numerous development and redevelopment projects in the greater Akron and Northeast Ohio region. With over 30 years’ experience in public and private sector development; Chris has been instrumental in building DFA into one of […]

Lori Sallaz

Office Manager

Lori is responsible for performing a variety of administrative, accounting, marketing, clerical and management support duties necessary for the organization to run efficiently and be promoted in an effective and professional manner.

Laurie Ann Stoddard

Finance Manager

Laurie Ann Stoddard is Finance Manager and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Development Finance Authority. As Finance Manager, Mrs. Stoddard assists with the portfolio of development finance projects, is responsible for compiling the financial statements, budgeting, and preparing documents for annual audits, and post issuance/Internal Revenue Service compliance activities of the […]

Alyson Moritz

Project Coordinator

Alyson is responsible for managing of the BBB+ rated Jobs and Investment Fund, assisting in the New Market Tax Credit projects, and various activities to promote economic development in the region.

Rachel Bridenstine

Coordinator, Finance & Compliance

Rachel has several years of experience in accounting, office management, bookkeeping, development and marketing.