Friday, February 19, 2010

Finalist For Executive Director Position Named

Cris White has been identified by the Board of Directors as the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s (CHFA) finalist for its open Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer position. His official appointment will be made pending the state mandated 14-day notification period and barring any information that would affect his candidacy for the position.

Mr. White was appointed the Interim Executive Director and COO in January of this year. He has been CHFA’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2001. He joined CHFA in 1988, serving in various capacities until January 1996. He worked as a business development executive with an international equipment and real estate mortgage lender, and then rejoined CHFA in September 1996 as the director of asset management. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Regis University. He resides in Denver, CO.

“CHFA is uniquely positioned to serve Coloradans who are seeking affordable housing during these challenging economic times. And we have an even greater opportunity to help the state in its economic development endeavors,” said CHFA Board of Director Chair, Joel Rosenstein. “We believe that Cris has the right skills, vision and experience to lead CHFA and to help Colorado families achieve their dreams.”

The CHFA Board conducted a thorough nationwide search to ensure it identified the best candidate to carry the organization forward. The position became open after Roy Alexander, CHFA Executive Director of almost nine years retired in December of last year.