CHICAGO — The Illinois Finance Authority board this week advanced $400 million of health care financings, including Memorial Health System’s $150 million issue selling today, and hired a new executive director — the agency’s general counsel and deputy director, Christopher Meister.

Meister — who was recommended for the position by Gov. Pat Quinn’s office — joined the IFA two years ago after serving as the legislative director for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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