New N.H. CDFA exec director named

Housing and energy consultant to succeed Kathy Bogle Shields

Housing and energy consultant Taylor Caswell has been chosen to succeed Kathy Bogle Shields as executive director of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.

Caswell will take over in new post on May 5.

Caswell most recently has operated Caswell Strategies, an affordable housing and energy solutions consulting firm he founded in 2009. He was also the managing director for CleanGen Partners, which funds and develops solar photovoltaic systems.

Before that, he served as New England regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2005 to 2009. He has also worked for KeySpan Energy, Farmers Insurance Group, and former New Hampshire Congressman Bill Zeliff.

Caswell, a native of Littleton who currently resides in Hollis, is also chairman of the NH CleanTech Council and the steering committee chairman for the New Hampshire Energy & Climate Collaborative.

Bogle Shields retired from the job at the end of 2013.

The Community Development Finance Authority, a quasi-government agency, operates the state Investment Tax Credit program and administers the federal Community Development Block Grant program for New Hampshire.

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