R.I. Infrastructure Bank Welcomes Anthony Hebert As Business Development Officer & Announces Staff Promotions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, the state’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners, today announced that Anthony Hebert will join the Bank as a Business Development Officer. The Bank also announced the promotions of Anna Coelho Cortes to Managing Director of Business Development and Ken Viera to Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Anthony Hebert as a Business Development Officer,” said William Fazioli, Executive Director of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. “Anthony’s experience in municipal economic development will be a strong asset as he assists us in reaching out to our city, town, and quasi-public partners. We are also pleased to share that two of our talented employees, Anna Coelho Cortes and Ken Viera are being promoted to the positions of Managing Director of Business Development and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, respectively.”

Continued Fazioli, “Anna has been with the Bank for 25 years, progressively taking on more responsibility each year and has developed an unmatched level of expertise regarding the Bank’s wide range of financing programs. As our Managing Director of Business Development, she will play a critical role in ensuring that our city and town partners are aware of and utilize the Bank’s broad financial solutions designed to meet infrastructure needs.”

“Ken has been with the Bank since 2017, overseeing internal controls, assisting with budget preparation, financial reporting and managing the Bank’s strong capital position. We’re pleased to promote him Deputy Chief Financial Officer, particularly as the Bank manages an influx of nearly $400 million in federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for projects across the state,” concluded Fazioli.

Anthony Hebert grew up in Sutton, Massachusetts and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. Anthony is joining the Infrastructure Bank as a Business Development Officer focused on launching new programs under the bank’s expanding portfolio. Prior to joining the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Anthony spent 5 years working for the City of Pawtucket in their planning department and, most recently, in their commerce department as the City’s Economic Development Officer where he managed small business initiatives, advanced community development and infrastructure projects, and facilitated the financing to grow local business and foster tourism.

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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