Lori Matheus is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In this role, she oversees the EDA’s Business Banking and Community Development activities including all bonds, loan and incentive programs. The EDA is a self-supporting, independent state agency whose mission is to stimulate business development, job creation and community revitalization throughout the State. The EDA promotes economic growth through financing assistance, technical support and real estate development activities.
Prior to joining the EDA in 2006, Ms. Matheus served as Chief Operating Officer for New Jersey Community Capital, a nonprofit corporation and certified community development financial institution that provides capital and consulting services supporting community and economic development. Ms. Matheus was responsible for maintaining financial and administrative controls throughout the organization as well as overseeing business and resource development efforts.
Ms. Matheus began her financial career in 1990 as a financial analyst with Chemical Bank New Jersey and through a merger, joined PNC Bank as a Vice President in 1996. While at PNC, she held various positions including government banking, community development, finance and administration and retail responsibilities during her seven-year tenure.
Ms. Matheus is a graduate of Rider University, where she earned a B.S. degree in finance.