2021 Business Excellence Hall of Fame: Dean Christon
Dean Christon is the executive director and CEO for New Hampshire Housing
Dean J. Christon was appointed executive director of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority in July 2007. Prior to that, he served as deputy executive director/chief operating officer and as assistant executive director. Before joining New Hampshire Housing in 1987, Christon was staff director for the Joint Committee on Review of Agencies and Programs for the New Hampshire General Court. Christon serves as a member of the State of New Hampshire’s Council of Partner Agencies, Council on Resources and Development, Community Development Advisory Committee, and Interagency Council on Homelessness. He serves on the board of directors of the National Council of State Housing Agencies. He serves as vice chair of the Advisory Board of the Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, is past chair of the Board of Directors of Granite United Way, and the City of Manchester’s Enterprise Community Advisory Board. Christon has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Advisory Council, the Fannie Mae Northern New England Advisory Board, and the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. A resident of Manchester, Christon holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Anselm College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.