Lourdes Reyes Abadin
Executive Vice President, Miami
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Lourdes Reyes Abadin has been involved with Florida public finance for the past 29 years having initially served on the public sector where she eventually rose to the positions of Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to the Miami Sports & Exhibition Authority (MSEA), an autonomous agency of the City of Miami. During her tenure at MSEA the agency was responsible for the financing of the Miami Arena, and the financial analysis and structures related to the NBA, MLB and NHL Miami expansion teams. She specialized in investment banking when she joined a Wall Street Firm in 1993. In the midst of her investment banking career she was asked to serve as the Comptroller to the City of Miami to assist with a financial crisis that led the Florida Governor to appoint a Financial Oversight Board. Thereafter, she returned to the investment banking industry again specializing in Public Finance. Her work has included developing financial structures, credit packages, financial solutions, bond rating presentations, preparation of official documents, pre-marketing of bonds, etc.
Over the years, Ms. Abadin has gained much recognition for her in-depth knowledge and vast experience in Florida public finance and she is also credited for her experience in other diverse sectors. Prior to being involved with municipal finance, she worked for Florida Power & Light and was involved in the Quality Improvement Program that earned FPL the Deming Award of Excellence.
Ms. Abadin currently leads Estrada Hinojosa’s efforts in providing financial services to governmental entities in the state of Florida and the Southeast. She has managed Estrada Hinojosa & Co.’s Florida office since 2003.
Ms. Abadin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida International University, and has taken MBA studies at Nova Southeastern University. She has been a certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and also currently serves on the Board of Women in Public Finance and Banyan Health Systems.
Ms. Abadin is fluent in English and Spanish.