Bob Peterson serves as the Deputy Director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, a self-supporting state agency since 1983. As deputy director, Bob is responsible for the administrative integrity of the Commission, The deputy also directs and manages business services and has a major role in strategic planning and implementing the Commission’s racial-equity values. Bob brings a wealth of experience in affordable housing finance and insight into Washington’s housing and economic needs and opportunities. Bob joined the Commission’s Homeownership division in 2000 from the banking industry, later taking a hiatus to work at the Pierce County Housing Authority before returning to the Commission in 2006. He now manages federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs, which build or preserve thousands of affordable apartments across the state each year. Bob received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and an executive development certificate from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.