Enrique ZunigaMassachusetts Gaming Commissioner

Enrique recently served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust.  The Trust is a $5.2 billion state infrastructure bank that provides subsidized loans to Cities and Towns for clean water and drinking water projects.  The Trust is a “State Revolving Fund” that accepts federal grants and issues municipal debt to fund the loans it provides to municipalities.  Under his tenure the Trust re-procured all its advisors and service providers, issued a competitive short term financing of $100 million, and prepared for the permanent financing of $450 million of loans.

Prior to joining the Trust, Enrique was the director of Quality Assurance at the Massachusetts School Building Authority.  Enrique’s duties cut across different areas of the Authority including the initial drafting of regulations, reimbursements to cities and towns during the design and construction project (progress payments), design and implementation of information systems, executive reporting, training and other special projects.

Prior to the MSBA, Enrique was a manager at Ernst & Young in the Real Estate and Construction Advisory Services Group, where he conducted a number of advisory, audits and risk assessments for corporate clients with large capital programs.  Enrique came to New England in 1995 to obtain an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and prior to that he was a co-owner and director of a residential development and construction company in Monterrey Mexico.  Enrique obtained a Civil Engineering degree in Mexico.

In 1997 Enrique relocated to Massachusetts and since 2001 has resided in Jamaica Plain with his wife Ellen and two children.

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