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Board of Directors


CHFA's Board of Directors is composed of 16 members appointed by the Governor,  Senate Pro Tempore, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, as well as permanent positions 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 Vice Chair, Heidi DeWyngaert, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Bankwell, New Canaan

Governor's Appointees

Lisa Tepper Bates, Consultant at Fio Partners
Michael Cicchetti, Director of Government and External Affairs,  Frontier Communications Corporation
Timothy Hodges, Vice President, Government Relations and CRA Investment Officer, Peoples United Bank
Richard Orr, Special Counsel, Office of  the General Counsel, University of Connecticut
Franklin Perry II, Attorney and Director of Policy for the Majority Leader of the State House of Representatives
Kiley A. Gosselin, Deputy Director, The Partnership for Strong Communities

Senate President Pro Tempore appointee

Kathleen Dorgan, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Dorgan Architecture & Planning

Speakers of the State House of Representatives appointee

Carla Weil, Chief Strategy Officer, Capital for Change

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives appointee

Jared Schmitt, Director, Legal Research, Connecticut House Republican Office

Ex-Officio members

Commissioner of Banking, Jorge Perez
Commissioner of DECD, Catherine Smith
Commissioner of Housing,  Acting Commissioner, Michael Santoro
Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Melissa McCaw
State Treasurer, Shawn Wooden

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