The University of Massachusetts Building Authority is managed by the Executive Director, Patricia A. Filippone.
Patricia Filippone has been Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) since February 2014. As Executive Director, Ms. Filippone oversees an ambitious $3.1 billion growth plan that includes the building and renovation of academic and research buildings, dormitories, and athletic facilities on all five UMass campuses.
The UMass Building Authority is currently managing more than 40 construction projects that will significantly improve teaching, learning and student life at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester. Ms. Filippone, works together with UMass President Marty Meehan, the Board of Trustees, and the campuses to deliver the most cost-effective, highest quality construction of world class buildings to support the mission of the University.
Ms. Filippone joined UMBA in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. As CFO, she managed all aspects of finance, including controller, treasury, risk management, business systems, and capital planning.
Prior to joining UMBA Ms. Filippone served in various positions at The Broad Institute since 2008, including Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, Senior Financial Officer and Controller. Previously, she was Director of Allston Finance at Harvard University.
Prior to that, Ms. Filippone spent 12 years at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority where she held various positions including Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991. She received a B.S. from Babson College.
Ms. Filippone is a member of several professional organizations including the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Treasurer’s Club of Boston, Financial Executives International, Boston Women in Public Finance and Babson College BASE.
Michael Wilson is the Treasurer and Budget Director of the Authority. Previously, Mr. Wilson worked as the Acting Budget Director for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation where he managed a $1.3 billion operating and capital budget. Prior to that, he was the Budget Director for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. Mr. Wilson received a B.S. in Business Administration from Salem State University.
Jennifer Gonzalez is the Chief Financial Officer of the Authority. Prior to joining the Authority in June 2018, Ms. Gonzalez worked at the Massachusetts School Building Authority for six years as Director of Finance, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she worked for a financial advisory firm providing services to Massachusetts and New Hampshire municipalities. Ms. Gonzalez received a B.S. in Accounting from Rhode Island College, and a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. She has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 2012.