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Board of Directors


CHFA's Board of Directors is composed of 16 members, 7 appointed by the Governor, including 1 state employee, 
1 appointment each for the Senate Pro Tempore, Minority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, as well as 5 ex-officio members for the State Treasurer, the Commissioners of the Departments of Banking, Economic and Community Development,  Housing, and the Secretary of the Office of Policy & Management.

Board Chair, Seila Mosquera- Bruno,
     Commissioner of the Department of Housing 
Board Vice Chair, Heidi DeWyngaert,
     Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Retired, Bankwell

Governor's Appointees

Jerry Abrahams, Head of Corporate Strategy, Legacy Bank and Trust
Lisa Tepper Bates,  President & CEO, United Way of Connecticut
Heidi DeWyngaert,  Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Retired, Bankwell
Timothy Hodges, Senior Vice President, Area Lead - New England, M&T Bank, Community Banking Division
Catherine MacKinnon, Executive Director, Mutual Housing of Greater Hartford, Inc.
Franklin Perry II, Chief of Staff, Connecticut House Democrats
Chelsea Ross, Executive Director of Partnership for Strong Communities

Senate President Pro Tempore appointee
Wendy Clarke,  Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 

Minority Leader of the Senate appointee
Gregory F.  Ugalde, President and Chief Legal Officer, T & M Building Co., Inc.

Speaker of the State House of Representatives appointee
Cynthia Butts, Chief Executive Officer, CT Association of REALTORS

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives appointee
Philip F. DeFronzo, President of Norcom Mortgage 

Ex-Officio members

Seila Mosquera-Bruno, Commissioner of the Department of Housing
Daniel O'Keefe, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development
      Designee, Matthew Pugliese, Deputy Commissioner
Jeffrey R. Beckham, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management
     Designee, Claudio Gualtieri,  Undersecretary for Health and Human Services
Jorge Perez, Commissioner of Banking 
Erick Russell, State Treasurer
     Designee, Sarah Sanders,  Deputy Treasurer

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