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Missouri Governor Appoints and Senate Unanimously Confirms Jeffrey Byrne to State Authority

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Jeffrey Byrne in the Missouri Senate Chambers

Jeffrey Byrne Continues Service to Nonprofit Health and Educational Institutions

Kansas City, MO (February 4, 2016) — Jeffrey D. Byrne, President + CEO of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc., has been appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority (MoHEFA). Byrne will be joining the seven-member appointed Authority to assist health and educational facilities across Missouri in their financing efforts.

The Authority provides access to capital markets in an effort to lower the cost of health and educational services in Missouri by providing high-quality, readily available, low-cost financing alternatives for Missouri public and private, nonprofit health and educational institutions.

Comprised of experts in the fields of healthcare, higher education, investment banking and finance, the Authority advises and assists borrowing institutions in qualifying for, structuring and completing quality transactions, overseeing the financing process. In this role, this bipartisan Authority has succeeded in obtaining more than $23,600,000,000 in financing for 500 projects across the state since 1979.

In his role as a Member of the Authority, Byrne brings his expertise as a liaison between nonprofits, donors and the financial business sector. For more than 25 years, Byrne has worked with healthcare and educational institutions across the country on capital and development efforts.

Byrne also serves as Chair of The Giving Institute, whose member firms provide ethical delivery of counsel and related services to nonprofits through research, advocacy and best practices education. The Institute’s annual publication, Giving USA, is the most influential publication reporting on the sources and uses of longitudinal giving data in the United States.  Byrne is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, and serves on the political science alumni board.

The Governor has appointed Byrne for a term on the Authority ending July 30, 2019.

“This appointment is not only a great honor, but a great responsibility,” says Byrne. “It reaffirms my commitment to being a steward of nonprofit missions. My role with MoHEFA will help ensure nonprofits have access to a valuable financing resource to help them achieve their strategic goals and better serve individuals, families and communities while continuing to improve the health and educational landscape of our great state.”

For more information about The Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority visit

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