Learn about the Team at Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, including our Executive Director, Managing Director, and CFO / COO.
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William Fazioli

Executive Director
(401) 808-6563

William J. Fazioli is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Bill has over 35 years of public administration experience in municipal finance, economic development, and infrastructure investment. Well-known and respected by state and municipal leaders, Bill previously served as 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.

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Anna Coelho Cortes

Managing Director
(401) 453-4430
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Joanna L'Heureux

(401) 919-5804

Joanna L’Heureux has over 30 years of municipal finance experience in both the private and public sectors. Joanna previously served as the Finance Director for the City of Pawtucket for 10 years and most recently as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust. Her experience includes working as an independent auditor with two CPA firms specializing in auditing municipalities and school districts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Joanna earned a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Bryant University.

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Vahid Ownjazayeri

Board Chair

Vahid is a Managing Director of Global Infrastructure Solutions Inc. where he provides executive leadership for implementing strategic growth initiatives in infrastructure and program management. He previously served as President of AECOM’s Global Infrastructure Business, and then as its Chief Growth and Strategy officer.  Prior to that, Vahid was the President of the Commercial, State, and Local division of The Shaw Group. Vahid received an MS and BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees for University of Rhode Island as well as The Board of Governors for Bradley Hospital. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Wediko Children Services, Advisory Board of Northeastern University Civil Engineering School, and was also Chair of the metro chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers.