Kirk Avila has served as the Orange County Transportation Authoritys Manager of the Treasury/Public Finance department since 1997. In this capacity, he is responsible for an investment portfolio of approximately $1.0 billion, a financing program that has over $500 million in outstanding debt, and the Authoritys investor relations program. As the Authoritys focal point to the investment community, Mr. Avila provides regular updates to the rating agencies and investors on the operating activities of the Authority and the status of the Orange County economy. Mr. Avila was also a member of the Authoritys acquisition team that purchased 91 Express Lanes. The acquisition was completed within a 12 month period that included the passage of legislation by the state legislature and the assumption of $135 million in outstanding debt. As a result of his ongoing involvement with the 91 Express Lanes, Mr. Avila was named General Manager in October 2006. Mr. Avila earned a Masters of Science degree in Finance from Purdue University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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