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Teresa Slack named COO of Tollway Authority

Special to the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald

ATLANTA-- State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Acting Executive Director Gena Abraham announced this week that Teresa "Terri" Slack will become Chief Operating Officer effective Feb. 18.

"Terri Slack has close to 19 years of government finance experience, concentrating in enterprise operations," Abraham said. "I worked closely with her at the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission, where she now serves as director of authority financings. Her prior service as treasurer/director of strategic development for SRTA, along with extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, makes her the perfect choice to direct the operations of SRTA."

For the last year, Slack has served as the director of authority financings for the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission. Prior to that, she was the treasurer/director of strategic development for the State Road and Tollway Authority.

In her position with SRTA, she oversaw a $1 billion debt portfolio issued on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation, as well as identified funding sources to improve mobility in the state of Georgia.

Prior to joining SRTA, Slack was the CFO for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida's state-run property & casualty insurance company. There, she was responsible for a $5 billion dollar debt portfolio.

Prior to joining Citizens, she was the Chief Financial Officer for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, where she oversaw the structuring and issuing of authority debt, all aspects of accounting, finance, and the heads of the IT, Human Resources and Business Development departments.

Slack has coordinated two of the largest bond issues in the state of Florida; $1.1 billion for the authority and $3.05 billion for citizens.

She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

She serves on the Issuer's Advisory Council to the SEC's Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; as the vice chairman of the International Bridge Tunnel & Turnpike Association Finance Committee; and the Government Finance Officer's Association standing committee on Cash Management.