Kristi Sutterfield is an independent consultant, trainer, and real estate broker whose high standards for excellence have earned her recognition throughout her career. Following her graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, she launched a residential and commercial real estate practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In her first 8 years, Kristi Sutterfield attained a ranking in Red Carpet Real Estate’s Top 10 Real Estate Agents in the United States. She garnered a “Woman of the Year” title from one of her local business associations. Drawing from her sales talents, Kristi Sutterfield created award-winning public relations and advertising campaigns while employed at the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association. Under her leadership at the Texas Association of Builders, she helped expand the Texas Builder magazine, which received industry commendations, and Trade Show Weekly selected the Sunbelt Builders Show in 2006 as one of the “Fastest 50.” Impressed by her leadership style and her executive abilities, the National Association of Home Builders named Kristi Sutterfield its 2007 Executive Officer of the Year. With many years of employment experience in the building and real estate industry, Kristi Sutterfield is currently a consultant with the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers, an association of Developers, Attorney's, Consultants, CPA's, Vendors and Service Providers whose firms construct affordable tax credit multi-family and single-family properties as well as market rate communities. She is part of the team that oversees the preparation and implementation of the Austin-based Texas Housing Conference, a three-day program of education sessions and networking venues for association members. Aside from her advisory work with this association, Kristi Sutterfield has a busy practice as a trainer, instructing builders and real estate agents in subjects mandated for continuing education licensing requirements. She remains passionate about her real estate vocation, actively selling and leasing properties throughout Texas.