NH Community Development Finance Authority Names New CFO

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ian Hart as its new Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Hart will oversee the nonprofit’s finances, as well as technology, contracts, and human resources.

“I am thrilled to be joining CDFA’s effort to improve housing and positively impact community economic development and clean energy in the Granite State,” said Hart. “It is a privilege to contribute to this great organization and support CDFA’s efforts to meaningfully invest in New Hampshire communities.”

Hart brings more than two decades of public and nonprofit sector experience to CDFA. Prior to coming to CDFA, he served the City and County of San Francisco for 14 years: most recently as Deputy Director for Finance and Administration in the City’s Department of Human Resources, and previously in fiscal planning, compliance, and analysis roles with the San Francisco International Airport and the Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office. During the initial COVID response, Hart stood up the City’s first Emergency Volunteer Center in 12 years, helping to save lives and public dollars by engaging certified medical volunteers in the public health effort.

“We are excited that Ian’s finance experience and passion for community economic development will enable CDFA to continue to grow,” stated Katherine Easterly Martey, Executive Director, CDFA.

In joining CDFA, Hart is returning to his New England and nonprofit roots. Originally from Massachusetts, he started his professional career in the nonprofit sector. Now living with his family in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, he’s a member of that town’s Economic Development Committee, and has recently joined the Board of Trustees for Concord’s Red River Theatres. Hart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Fine Art from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

Hart replaces former CFO Deborah Morin, who is now serving as Walden Mutual Bank’s first CFO, guiding that institution through its accreditation processes.


About the Community Development Finance Authority
The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community development, economic development and clean energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. The organization leverages a variety of financial and technical resources, including the competitive deployment of grant, loan and equity programs. Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund. For more information about CDFA and its programs visit www.nhcdfa.org or call 603-226-2170.