Three CalHFA Board Members Reappointed

Johnson Hall, Prince and Sotelo will continue their service

November 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Housing Finance Agency is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom has reappointed three members of the CalHFA Board of Directors: Tiena Johnson Hall, Preston Prince and Dalila Sotelo.

Tiena Johnson Hall has served on the CalHFA Board of Directors since 2014 and worked as Senior Vice President, Community Development Finance Manager for Southern California at BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. since 2014 as well. She was a vice president at U.S. Bank from 2005 to 2013 and director of housing at the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department from 2003 to 2005. Johnson Hall was a senior vice president at Bank of America from 1996 to 2003 and served as project manager for the Los Angeles Community Design Center from 1991 to 1994. Johnson Hall earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands.

Preston Prince has been on the CalHFA Board of Directors since 2013. Prince is chief executive officer and executive director of the Fresno Housing Authority, where he has served since 2007. He was executive director of the Aurora Housing Authority from 2002 to 2007 and senior housing development program manager for the Seattle Housing Authority from 1999 to 2002. Prince was director of housing development for the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority from 1995 to 1999 and a housing developer for Common Ground from 1990 to 1995. He is president of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Prince earned a Master of Arts degree in urban affairs and policy analysis from the New School University.

Dalila Sotelo has been a Director on the CalHFA Board since 2014. Sotelo has also been principal of the Sotelo Group since 2011 and vice president and western regional managing director for Integral Development LLC since 2015. She served in multiple positions at the City of Los Angeles, Community Redevelopment Agency from 2007 to 2011, including acting deputy chief executive officer and deputy chief of operations. Sotelo was senior vice president at McCormack Baron Salazar from 1995 to 2007, finance officer for the Los Angeles Housing Department from 1993 to 1995, and project manager for the Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles from 1991 to 1993. Sotelo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College.

"Im looking forward to continue my work with Tiena, Preston and Dalila," said Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director of CalHFA. "Their deep knowledge of California housing has been invaluable, and their board oversight of the Agency ensures that were doing the best work we can do."

All three positions require Senate confirmation and pay $100 per diem.

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The California Housing Finance Agency was created in 1975 with the goal of helping more Californians find a place to call home. CalHFA is a self-supporting state agency that doesn't rely on taxpayer dollars. For more information on CalHFA programs, and how we are creating progressive financing solutions for affordable housing in California, visit or call toll free at 877.9.CalHFA (877.922.5432).


Contact: Eric Johnson
Phone: 916.326.8601

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