Executive Staff

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Maureen A. Coleman, Esq. was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 14, 2021. She was appointed General Counsel of EFC in May 2015, served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of EFC from September 10, 2019 to January 13, 2021, and was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in February 2021. She was appointed as Executive Director of the New York State Bridge Authority on July 15, 2021.  Prior to joining the Corporation, she served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor, where she advised the Governor and policy staff on legal matters related to the environment, energy, and agriculture. Prior to this role, she was employed for 13 years with the Department of Environmental Conservation, where she served as legislative counsel in the Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs and then as Bureau Chief of Water and Natural Resources for the Department’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining state service, Ms. Coleman served as Vice President, Law & Regulation at J. &. W. Seligman & Co. Incorporated, a privately owned investment manager in New York City. She has a B.A. from College of Saint Rose and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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Michael P. Hale, Esq. was appointed Executive Vice President of EFC on November 8, 2021. Prior to this appointment he served in various roles as an attorney in EFC’s Legal Division since 2002. In that capacity he worked on several programs for the Corporation including the New York City Watershed Upgrade Program, served as closing Counsel to the Catskill Watershed Corporation, and was lead EFC attorney for Corporate Governance initiatives. Since 2005, Michael has served as lead and staff counsel for EFC’s Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds financing programs. In that role, he has closed on financings for municipalities and public authorities throughout New York State totaling over $10 billion. Michael has also led efforts to modernize EFC’s financial delivery models. He holds a B.A. from Syracuse University and J.D. from Albany Law School.

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Henrik N. Westin, Esq. was appointed General Counsel of EFC on February 17, 2022.  Prior to joining EFC, he served as an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the State Comptroller’s (OSC) Division of Legal Services. In that capacity, he advised on debt management functions, including the issuance of State general obligation bonds and debt issued by the New York Local Government Assistance Corporation. He also supported OSC on legal issues relating to local government finances and state and local public authorities. He developed and conducted Continuing Legal Education trainings on federal securities laws pertaining to public finance, and debt issuance in New York State. Prior to attending law school, Henrik was an analyst in the asset based structured finance group in the New York City office of Société Générale Group. Henrik served in an artillery battalion in the Swedish armed forces. He holds a B.A. from Skidmore College, M.P.A. from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany and a J.D. from Albany Law School.