Benjamin H. Asher serves as director of the Project Finance, Debt and Strategic Contracts Division.
As director, Asher is responsible for the management of TxDOT’s project financing, debt management and strategic contracts. This includes the management of TxDOT's various debt and financial assistance programs, including TIFIA loan activity, the State Infrastructure Bank, toll equity, and pass-through financings, as well as several aspects of TxDOT's alternative delivery programs, including procurement and contract processes. Asher and his team partner with TxDOT districts and state and local entities to finance and deliver major transportation projects throughout the state.
Prior to joining TxDOT in June 2012, Asher worked for Public Resources Advisory Group, an independent financial advisory firm, most recently as a partner and senior managing director in New York. Previously, Asher worked in investment banking on a broad range of financings.
Asher received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Columbia University and an MBA in finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
He and his wife, Liza, have four sons.
Contact Asher by phone at (512) 463-8611 or by email.