PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, the state’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners, today announced that Eileen Rose has been named the Bank’s new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
“Eileen brings more than 30 years of experience as a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and IT systems expert to the table, and we’re thrilled to have her join the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank team as our new CFO/COO,” said Jeffrey R. Diehl, Executive Director and CEO of the Infrastructure Bank. “Her deep financial and operational experience will be a tremendous asset as the Infrastructure Bank ramps up our below market rate lending and grant programs thanks to a nearly $500 million influx of federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”
A certified public accountant and certified internal auditor, Eileen Rose has extensive experience in financial operations, external audit, internal audit and management consulting across the retail, manufacturing and government industries with a focus on management decision support. Prior to joining Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, she served as CFO of the Massachusetts Teachers Association as well as CFO of The Hubbell Group, a Boston based strategic communications firm. Eileen has also held positions in organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she provided advisory services for a variety of clients, including financial system implementations, internal audit innovation, and financial operations transformation.
Throughout her 30-year career in accounting, auditing, and IT systems implementation, she has built a reputation for strategic thinking, process improvement, policy implementation and strong oversight over accounting and finance operations. Eileen takes pride in the operation of management support systems that complement and advance overall business strategy.
Eileen holds a degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.
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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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