Department of Business and Industry recently named David Heath as Chief
Financial Officer of the Nevada Housing Division. He will be responsible for managing financial
and investment activities of the Division’s affordable housing programs as well
as the general financial and information technology functions of the
has more than 17 years of public sector financial management experience. He most recently served as the Interim
General Manager and CFO of the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit. Previously, he was employed as the CFO of the
City of Santa Rosa, California and Director of Administrative Services with the
Town of Truckee, California. Prior to
that, he worked as the Director of Finance for Carson City, Nevada. He began his public service career with the
Nevada Controller’s Office in 1995.
He possesses extensive experience with a multitude of public
financing issues including general obligation bonds, utility
system revenue bonds, redevelopment agency tax increment bonds, lease revenue
bonds and certificates of participation.
In addition, he has successfully implemented a number of large data
processing systems, most recently an enterprise resource planning system and
utility billing and customer service information system for the City of Santa
is a Reno native and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the
University of Nevada, Reno. He is also
licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Nevada. Heath recently returned to Nevada and is
looking forward to bringing his skills and experience in finance and affordable
housing support activities to serve the mission of the Nevada Housing Division.
Created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975, the Nevada Housing
Division is mandated to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to
low-to-moderate income Nevadans. The
Division provides low interest rate mortgages and down payment assistance to
qualifying individuals and provides funding for affordable multi-family housing
developments for seniors and families.
In addition, the Division oversees the Hardest Hit Fund, which assists
homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure.
About the Department of Business &
The Nevada Department
of Business & Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State
government. The mission of the Department is to protect consumers and promote
commerce. Our objective is to encourage and promote business
development and growth, and to ensure the legal operation of business in order
to protect consumers. These objectives are carried out through
maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment and eliminating
unnecessary and burdensome regulations when possible. In addition, Business and
Industry is committed to providing leadership for small businesses in the areas
of advocacy, navigating state government, access to capital and training.