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Carol Rathman

Carol has been in the affordable housing industry since 2001, in roles ranging from Leasing Consultant, Assistant Manager, Compliance Specialist and Senior Property Manager. Carol served as the Compliance Department Manager for several years, when, in 2023 she was promoted to Division Director of Compliance Services.

In this current role, she oversees the unified compliance success of File Reviews and Inspection Services. Together, with her expert teams, Carol ensures that clients’ assets are protected by means of compliance with the intricate restrictions with which they may be required to adhere. Speed in file turnaround times, inspection services, and regulation knowledge are essential components of her division’s mission to uphold Zeffert’s reputation as the best and the fastest in the industry.

Carol Holds the HCCP, HCM-H, HCM-HF, HCM-R, and BOND.
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  • Douglas S. Faust, Chairman  Decatur Housing Authority
  • George Edge  Housing Authority of the City of Americus
  • Jaimmie Howes  Housing Authority of the City of Brunswick
  • Jake Oglesby Housing Authority of the City of Augusta
  • Jane Smith Athens Housing Authority
  • Ken Sadeckas Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Len Williams  Housing Authority of Columbus
  • Mark Wright  Housing Authority of the City of Marietta
  • Melanie C. Thompson  Hinesville Housing Authority
  • Mike Austin  Housing Authority of Macon-Bibb County

Bob Zeffert

Founder and managing partner from 1994 until his retirement in 2014.

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