Gwen joined Hillwood Communities as controller in 2005, providing oversight for all aspects of reporting, budgeting, forecasting, cash management and financial processes for the company’s residential communities. She also manages reporting and compliance to lenders and joint venture partners.
Gwen is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Prior to joining Hillwood Communities, Gwen gained experience overcoming obstacles and maximizing opportunities in various facets of the real estate industry. She worked for FSLIC/FDIC for a decade during the banking crisis, providing accounting and asset-management support for the commercial and multifamily properties of failed institutions. She also worked for Hines, Dallas Galleria — a privately held family business similar to Hillwood. Other positions have included director of accounting for Insignia/ESG and controller for Archon/Goldman Sachs, where she was instrumental in transitioning the accounting operations from New York City to Dallas.
Gwen earned bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and business management from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. A Seattle native — and obviously a very tasteful person — she became a Texan by choice in 1989. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, bicycling and spending time with family, friends, and her adorable chocolate Lab, Benn.