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Michael Trailor

First Place Board Member; Trellis President/CEO

Michael is the president and CEO of Trellis, a Phoenix company specializing in homeownership counseling, financial access and neighborhood development. He previously served as chief strategy officer of Native American Connections, where he oversaw the nonprofit’s  overall strategic position as a leader in behavioral health, affordable housing and community development. Michael is a residential construction industry executive with 10 years of state service rehabilitating two distinct and varied state agencies as director of the Arizona Department of Housing and Arizona Department of Economic Security.

With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the development and homebuilding industries, his track record reflects sound business acumen and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Noted for maximizing operational effectiveness while minimizing costs and developing differentiated products in choice locations, Trailor is a principled, decisive leader with quantifiable results maximizing business growth, market share and profitability.