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2010 Board Leadership

CHFA Announces Board Chair, Leadership Appointments
March 25, 2010
Rachel Basye

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) announces the appointment of Sam Betters, executive director for the Loveland Housing Authority, as the new board chair, effective today. The appointment as chair was made upon the conclusion of the board chair term for Mr. Joel S. Rosenstein, who will continue to serve on CHFA’s board of directors through 2013.

Mr. Betters has been executive director of the Loveland Housing Authority for 29 years. He joined the CHFA board in 2007.

Cris White, CHFA executive director and CEO said “We are grateful to have this caliber of community leaders to serve on the CHFA board of directors. The knowledge Sam has gained from his three years on the board coupled with his career leading the Loveland Housing Authority position him well for his new role. Joel has done a tremendous job guiding the board through changing times. We thank him for his leadership and look forward to his ongoing contributions.”

Mr. Betters said, “This is an exciting time at CHFA. The economic climate and general circumstances of Colorado families have changed. I know I speak for all the board members when I say we are enthusiastic about our partnership with staff and the community to help CHFA fulfill its mission.”

Additional appointments made today include: Mr. Betters as chair of the Compensation Committee; Kevin Marchman, board chairman, National Organization of African Americans in Housing (NOAAH) as chair pro tem and Compensation Committee member; Mark O'Connor, senior vice president, FirstBank Holding Company, as secretary/treasurer and Compensation Committee member; John Blumberg, co-founder and principal, Black Creek Capital, LLC, as Finance Committee chair; Colorado State Auditor Sally Symanski, CPA, CGFM, as Audit Committee chair; David Myler, Myler Law Firm, as Audit Committee member; and Joel Rosenstein, partner, Senn Visciano, PC, as Compensation Committee member.

CHFA is governed by an 11 member board of directors consisting of:
  • the state auditor
  • a member of the governor’s cabinet
  • a member of the general assembly
  • eight members appointed to four-year terms by the governor and confirmed by the state senate
Other board members include Roxanne (Roxy) Huber, executive director, Colorado Department of Revenue; Anita Padilla-Fitzgerald, founder, Megastar Financial; Colorado Senate President Pro Tem Betty Boyd; and Jim Hahn, JMH Consulting.

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