Kevin Willens serves as the MTA’s Chief Financial Officer. Willens is a highly accomplished financial industry leader, with more than 35 years of experience in public finance, having served most recently as Managing Director and Co-head of US Public Finance at Goldman Sachs.
Willens has provided investment banking expertise to the MTA for more than 30 years, including serving as the MTA’s financial advisor for 10 years. From the private sector, Willens worked with the MTA on developing virtually all of its current financing credits. Throughout the years he has led the implementation of some of the largest and most complex financing transactions for the MTA. His work has included developing new revenue sources, such as the regional mobility tax in 2009, and designing the new Capital Lock-Box sales tax credit in 2021. He has also executed complex real estate transactions, such as the Hudson Rail Yards financing.
Willens also served as a Board Member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board from 2009 to 2012.
Willens earned his B.A. in Economics and Computer Studies from Northwestern University.