• Owned and managed financial advisory firm named top firm in Illinois by the Bond Buyer.

• Managed and served as financial advisor on over $7 billion in public debt financings

• Served on Board of Commissioners as Chairman of Finance and Audit for the Chicago Housing Authority, securing the Bond Buyer’s “Deal of the Year” award for industry’s ground breaking “Garvee” financing.

• Appointed by the Governor to serve as first ever woman and Hispanic Chief Executive Officer of Illinois’ major economic engine, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (“MPEA”).

• Led financial turnaround at the MPEA, erasing a projected $60 million deficit over three years.

• While CEO at MPEA, led and delivered $1 billion construction project on-time and under budget.

• Led and managed the master planning efforts to revitalize and redevelop Navy Pier in Chicago

• Led negotiations resulting in unprecedented labor agreements with major labor jurisdictions at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago

• Developed and implemented “Planning for Greatness”, MPEA’s first ever strategic planning program.

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