• Corporate Profiles
Russ Endres - CEO + President - Executive and Leadership Teams
Raised on a dairy farm near Waunakee, Wisconsin, Russ knows the value of hard work. He is experienced in all phases of property management, having started with the company in construction & leasing in 1979.

Russ became Vice President & General Manager in 1982. He was the impetus behind the creation of the insurance restoration division, FGS The Restoration Company, in 1988. He also started the federally assisted housing division in 1994. has been an instructor for the Madison Area Apartment Association Certified Maintenance Technician Program. Russ is a board member of both the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin (AASCW) and Wisconsin Council for Affordable & Rural Housing (WI-CARH) which is a trade group serving the rural housing industry. He is a founding principal of WMC Realty Advisors.
Susan Stepka - CFO - Executive and Leadership Teams
Susan joined WMC and FGS as Chief Financial Officer in February 2018, bringing over 25 years of property management-specific accounting experience. She served as President for the National Affordable Yardi User Group (NAYUG) and is a nationally Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Her many strengths include budgeting, reforecasting, refinancing, raising equity, monitoring cash flow projections and benchmarking financial conditions and scenarios. Susan is a strong leader who embraces change by identifying key initiatives that drive strategic growth and financial strength for our companies and our clients.
Alicia Reed - Director of Property Management & Principal/Broker - Executive and Leadership Teams
Alicia Reed joined WMC as part of its Rural Development administrative staff in 1997. She has grown her career through flexibility and a willingness to help wherever needed. In 1998 Alicia worked in the field with FGS The Restoration Company helping the restoration crews with fire–damaged property and returned to the WMC corporate office in 2000 to pursue a career in marketing and property management. She earned a degree in Business Marketing from Edgewood College in 2005. She worked her way up from being a Property Manager, to Regional Manager, to Director of Property Management. In her current position, she oversees the operations of the internally owned assets and became a part owner in 2015.

Andi Simmons - Director of Business Development- Executive and Leadership Teams
Andi joined WMC in early 2014 as a Regional Manager, supervising a mixed portfolio of small properties up to 50 units, commercial/retail property and condo associations. She began her property management career as a leasing consultant. She has overseen a variety of properties including new construction, lease-ups, distressed properties, affordable and market rate. Andi has extensive experience in new property development, primarily in assisted/independent living and mixed-use properties using TIF financing, developing over 20+ communities, directing the in-house management company and acting as asset manager for third-party management. Andi is an expert trainer and emphasizes our key strategic drivers of positive attitude and accountability in all aspects of her leadership. She is a licensed Broker, NAA CAM, active IREM ARM in Madison.

Kayla Dapp - Human Resources Manager - Executive and Leadership Teams
WMC welcomed Kayla Dapp to the Human Resources team in 2012. Kayla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and maintains her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. Kayla leads the human resources function for Wisconsin Management Company and FGS and provides strategic guidance on employee relations, compensation structures, leadership development and workforce planning. Kayla has focused on a positive company culture while working to enhance the company’s compensation and benefits as well as the recruiting and onboarding process in order to attract and retain quality employees. WMC & FGS are committed to leveraging Kayla’s passion for organizational and leadership development in order to facilitate growth for its current and future employees.

Jeff Beatty - Asset Manager 
With over thirty years in the multifamily housing industry, Jeff has broad experience with many types of government and private housing finance programs. His experience includes originating and underwriting over $625 million in Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) loans and directing the underwriting and purchase of over $2.5 billion in multifamily loans. Jeff worked on a consulting contract with HUD negotiating workouts, handling foreclosures, bankruptcies and judgments. He spent six years with state housing finance agencies in the Northeast involved with federal and state lending, construction and subsidy programs. Jeff handles a variety of functions at WMC including asset management, financing and consulting.

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