Eric Chatman has resigned as executive director and president of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). His last day of employment will be March 21.

Chatman, who was named to the post in April 2012, gave three-months notice in order for the agency to facilitate a leadership transition.

A brief press release said Chatman will “pursue other interests.”

Prior to joining CHFA, he was deputy director and CFO of the Iowa Finance Authority, where he oversaw housing and economic development initiatives.

Norbert Deslauriers has been named interim executive vice president.

Deslauriers, who joined CHFA in 2013, is vice president of single-family program and has worked in residential mortgage lending in Connecticut for nearly 25 years.

CHFA’s board of directors appoints the executive director. Evonne Klein, commissioner of the state’s Department of Housing and chairwoman of the authority’s board said that a search for a new executive director would begin as soon as possible.