Learn about the Team at Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority, including our Executive Director and Operations Manager.
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Barry W. Fick

Executive Director
(651) 296-4690

The administration and overall operation of the Authority is the responsibility of its Executive Director, Barry W. Fick.  Mr. Fick has been the Executive Director of the Authority since July 13, 2016.  Mr. Fick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell | Hamline School of Law.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Authority, Mr. Fick served for 28 years as an executive at Springsted Incorporated, Public Sector Advisors, now known as Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC.

Mr. Fick also serves national organizations in the following capacities:

  • National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities (“NAHEFFA”), Board Member and Advocacy Committee Member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (“GFOA”), Debt Management Committee Member
  • Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”), Compliance Advisory Group Member
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Amanda G. Lee

Operations Manager
(651) 296-4690

MHEFA Operations Manager Since January 2017


  • M.B.A. Finance, Argosy University

  • B.A Biology, University of St. Thomas

  • A.S. Information Technology, Argosy University

Background in education, finance, accounting, management, operations, non-profit, healthcare research, and sales

  • Over ten years of work history in higher education prior to joining the Authority as well as for-profit and non-profit healthcare research and grant management/accounting work