California State Treasurer Fiona Ma today announced her appointment of Nancee Robles as executive director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), which provides low-cost innovative financing to California businesses, including issuing tax-exempt private activity bonds to qualified waste and recycling projects, and other projects to control pollution and improve water supply.
CPCFA also administers the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP), which encourages financial institutions to make loans to small businesses and provides for specialty programs targeted toward building an improved infrastructure for zero- and partial-emission vehicles and helping small businesses comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ms. Robles most recently served as Acting Executive Director of IBank, an agency that finances public infrastructure and private development to promote jobs, the economy, and the quality of life in California communities.
The IBank issues tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds, provides direct loan financing to public agencies, and issues credit enhancements that leverage State and Federal funds. She managed the Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program, the California Lending or Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Program, 501(c)(3) Revenue Bond Program, Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program, Exempt Facility Revenue Bond Program and Governmental Bond Program, Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, Farm Loan Program, Jump Start Loan Program, and the Disaster Relief Loan Program.
Prior to her State service, Ms. Robles spent over 30 years in the private sector banking industry where she served a variety of financial institutions, most recently as Sr. Credit Supervisor and Primary Underwriting Trainer for Fireside Bank in Pleasanton, California.
“My commitment to the public has been to bring the most talented employees to the State Treasurer’s Office, and we hit it out of the ballpark with Nancee. She is a highly regarded professional with superb public- and private-sector leadership experience,” said Treasurer Ma. “I am confident she will lead CPCFA with skill, dedication, and passion.”
Ms. Robles is no stranger to CPCFA. She began her state service there and she managed the CalCAP and Collateral Support Programs. She is a subject matter expert of the California State Small Business Initiative Act (SSBCI) Programs. Ms. Robles also held the position of Treasury Program Manager II for the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) at the Treasurer’s Office.
Ms. Robles earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a concentration in finance and workplace development from California State University at Sacramento and an Executive MBA from California State University at Monterey Bay.
For more information about the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, go to https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/.
This article was released by the California Treasurer’s Office.