Christopher J. Tyson was recently a Newman Trowbridge Distinguished Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. In December 2021 he completed a four-year term as the President and CEO of Build Baton Rouge, the city’s redevelopment authority and land bank. Under his leadership the city launched a $50 million Bus Rapid Transit project, won a $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods grant, was awarded the highly competitive $5 million JP Morgan Chase AdvancingCities grant, and established Baton Rouge’s first Community Land Trust. During that same period Build Baton Rouge acquired and prepared for development over 20 acres of vacant and blighted urban property and administered over $20 million in HUD Community Development grants on behalf of the city of Baton Rouge.
Chris received his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, his Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and his Bachelor of Architecture degree, with honors, from Howard University.
Chief Operating Officer
Carlos joined NCST in 2010, and has more than 20-years of experience in mortgage banking with direct management in originations production, operations and community lending.
Prior to joining NCST, Carlos was Senior Vice President, Director of Special Programs at CitiMortgage where he led their Mortgage Revenue Bond programs origination through state and local housing finance agencies, along with specialized programs including the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Texas Veterans Land Board (TVLB). During his tenure at CitiMortgage, the department finished ahead of plan and originated more than $2B in loans amid economic turmoil.
Carlos earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University.