PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, the state’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners, today announced that Bill Fazioli has been named the Bank’s new Managing Director of Program and Business Development and that Anna Coelho Cortes has been promoted to Deputy Managing Director of Program and Business Development.
“Bill Fazioli brings over 30 years of experience in municipal finance, planning, project development, and infrastructure investment along with deep relationships with state and municipal leaders across Rhode Island,” said Jeffrey R. Diehl, Executive Director and CEO of the Infrastructure Bank. “We’re thrilled to have Bill join the Infrastructure Bank team as Managing Director of Program and Business Development, where he’ll lead our outreach to municipal, business, and other partners.”
Continued Diehl, “We’re also pleased to announce the promotion of Anna Coelho Cortes to Deputy Managing Director of Program and Business Development. Over the past 25 years working with the Bank, Anna has built excellent relationships with our municipal partners, educating them about our programs and facilitating loan and grant applications.”
“With the combined expertise of Bill and Anna, we’re going to make sure our municipal partners know about and are able to access the nearly $500 million of federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law flowing into Rhode Island for drinking water, wastewater, and other critical infrastructure projects.”
Bill Fazioli is an award-winning public servant specializing in the development and implementation of financial plans, along with formulating economic development strategies. Most recently, Bill was Northeast Regional Director for BondLink, a public finance investor relations portal, and prior to that was Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of East Providence. His background includes senior roles in public sector banking, financial advisory, and municipal government. He is also the Executive Director of New England States Government Finance Officers Association and Chair of the East Providence Waterfront District Commission. Bill earned an MPA degree in public finance from SUNY-Albany and a BA in public administration and sociology from Rhode Island College.
Anna Coelho Cortes
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About the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is Rhode Island’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners. We leverage capital in a revolving fund to offer innovative financing for an array of infrastructure-based projects including water and wastewater, road and bridge, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and brownfield remediation. These quality-of-life projects improve the State’s infrastructure, create jobs, promote economic development, and enhance the environment. www.riib.org – Facebook: @RIinfrastructure – Twitter: @RI_InfraBank
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