Eric Chatman joined Housing Partnership Network July 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HPN, Mr. Chatman was President of The Chatman Group, LLC, a consulting and financial strategy firm whose clients include non-profits, financial institutions, and government agencies. He has a diversified background in quasi-public and private sectors domestically and internationally. His experience includes corporate finance, capital markets, affordable housing finance, and strategy.
Mr. Chatman served in a number of senior level finance and general management roles domestically and internationally. As President and Executive Director of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA he led the organization in developing and executing strategy and implementing process improvements which led to record levels of production. As Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Iowa Finance Authority he helped navigate the authority through the financial crisis by diversifying funding sources and introducing new funding strategies to enable the authority to continue to operate and grow its programs. Mr. Chatman also served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Bank Treasurer and Head of Finance for the Retail Segment of CIGNA Retirement (now Prudential Retirement) where he helped grow CIGNA Bank & Trust to $200 million from $40 million assets. Mr. Chatman also spent several years working in West Africa as Division Manager in the treasury department at African Development Bank (ADB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire and Vice-President, Corporate Finance at Databank Financial Services in Accra, Ghana. He began his career at Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Mr. Chatman serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and reSET, Social Enterprise Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. From 2005 to 2016 he served on the board of Plan International USA, an international non-profit organization focused on child centered community development active in over 50 developing countries. His past board service includes being on the boards of Oakridge Neighborhood Services in Des Moines Iowa, YMCA of Greater Des Moines, and Boy and Girls Club of Hartford.
Mr. Chatman earned his MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and his BA in Economics from Tufts University.