Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Cris has been with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority for 23 years serving in various capacities including loan origination, credit administration, and asset management. In 2001 Cris was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for CHFA’s single family, multifamily, and business loan origination activities, Low Income Housing and New Markets Tax Credit allocation and administration functions, asset management, Section 8 HAP contract administration, and real estate portfolio management and acquisition businesses. Cris was promoted to Executive Director/CEO in 2010.
In January 1996, Cris left CHFA for a position with GE Capital where he assisted with the
startup of that company’s Small Business Finance office in Denver. He returned to CHFA in 1997.
For several years prior to being named Executive Director and CEO, he coached competitive club soccer teams and was a volunteer assistant coach for the Regis University men’s soccer team.
Cris has served on the Executive Committee of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Mayor Hickenlooper’s Denver Housing Plan Task Force, the Housing Committee of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and was appointed to the Colorado Legislature’s Long-term Fiscal Stability Commission. He currently serves on Denver Mayor Hancock’s Housing Task Force and the Board of Directors for Housing Colorado.