Thursday, March 18, 2010

CHFA Promotes Jaime Gomez to COO

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce that Jaime Gomez has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO). Gomez has been CHFA’s commercial lending director since 2003. As COO, Gomez will serve on CHFA’s four-member executive team and oversee the authority’s single family and commercial lending divisions, nearly 57,000 unit asset management portfolio, and marketing and strategic development.

Cris White, CHFA executive director/CEO said, “Jaime Gomez is a well-known and respected leader in Colorado’s affordable housing and economic development communities. His experience and relationships with our local government, nonprofit, and private sector partners will continue to be instrumental to CHFA.”

Gomez has worked for CHFA since 1999. He first served as director of business finance and was promoted in 2003 to develop and lead the authority’s first commercial lending division encompassing CHFA’s multifamily and business lending teams, low income housing tax credit allocation program, and CHFA’s Western slope office.

Prior to CHFA, Gomez worked for Lincoln Trust Company, and was the managing examiner in the Consumer Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Denver Branch). He was recruited by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) where he served as director of finance and business development for six years (under Gov. Roy Romer). Following his work with OED, Gomez was hired by US West Dex as manager of strategy development and planning. Gomez currently serves as a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. board of directors and Housing Steering Committee. He is a voting-member of the Governor’s Financial Review Committee, and Mayor Hickenlooper’s Community Development Task Force.