BRADENTON, Fla. - The financial consulting firm Jeffrey Parker & Associates announced Wednesday that it has hired industry veteran Anne Hird Rabin as a managing director in its new office in New York.

Rabin will lead project advisory teams in the execution of major infrastructure transactions and public-private partnerships, JPA president and founder Jeff Parker said in a statement.

"This is both a formative and extremely challenging time for financing U.S. infrastructure," he said. "Our firm's ability to serve clients is dependent on the integrity and the intellectual, financial, and creative excellence of our team. Anne is a perfect fit and her expertise and leadership will help take our efforts to the next level."

With more than 25 years of experience in private and municipal transactions, Rabin has worked on landmark transportation transactions in North and South America such as the Central Texas Turnpike, the Las Vegas Monorail, Northwest Parkway in Colorado, and the Costanera Norte Toll Road in Santiago, Chile, according to JPA.

In her new position, Rabin is working with the Florida Department of Transportation on the Port of Miami Tunnel and the I-595 P3 projects. She also is advising the Virginia DOT on the 460 toll road.

Prior to joining JPA, Rabin served as leader of the U.S. infrastructure services for Ernst & Young, advising infrastructure equity investors on P3 transactions. She previously led the project finance departments at Ambac Assurance Corp. and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co.

Rabin was trained as a municipal analyst at Moody's Investors Services and previously worked as a banker for Security Pacific Merchant Bank and UBS. She holds a bachelor's degree from Hampshire College and master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.

Jeffrey Parker & Associates is headquartered in Chilmark, Mass., and also has offices in Miami Beach and Philadelphia.

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