JEDA Executive Director Harry Huntley Named President of NAHEFFA Board of Directors

Columbia SC

Harry Huntley, Executive Director of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA), is the new President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities (NAHEFFA).

JEDA is the state’s issuer of tax-exempt and taxable bonds for schools, healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations and private businesses. NAHEFFA provides support, networking, education and advocacy to 41 organizations in 34 states which have the authority to provide capital financing for not-for-profit healthcare and higher education institutions.

“Harry Huntley has a long record of success and integrity in public finance, including 10 years at JEDA and 18 years before that as the elected auditor in Richland County. He’s also my friend and colleague and I’m looking forward to continuing our work together at NAHEFFA.”
— NAHEFFA Vice President Dennis Reilly, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Health & Educational Facilities Authority

“NAHEFFA focuses on improving access to capital markets for critical providers of healthcare and education in our communities while providing effective advocacy in Washington and state capitals across the country. It is an honor to be elected to this leadership position and I look forward to helping the organization and each of our members meet our mission in any way I can,” said Huntley.

Huntley assumed the new role at NAHEFFA’s recent spring conference in Boston, MA. He also serves as Executive Director for InvestSC Inc., the designated investor group for the $50 million South Carolina Venture Capital Authority program created to attract new venture capital investments to the Palmetto State.

JEDA was created in 1983 and has issued 510 bonds for more than $10.1 billion, resulting in the creation and retention of nearly 240,000 jobs.