Mr. Huffman is a Co-Founder and Principal of Ascendance Partners. Prior to Ascendance, Mr. Huffman worked in diverse senior management roles in the sectors of entrepreneurship, education, non-profit and politics. Mr. Huffman is a graduate of the 2000 class of Leadership Greater Chicago and his community and philanthropic board involvement includes the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), College Possible Chicago, John Howard Association, and the Healthy Communities Foundation. Mr. Huffman holds a B.A. from Morehouse College, a master’s degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Huffman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.