Elizabeth Coolidge

Former Managing Director and Regional Head Public Finance-Midwest



Chicago Summer Business Institute
Maryville Academy
Civic Federation


Financial Services

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Ms. Coolidge recently joined UBS Financial Services Inc. as Managing Director and Head of the Public Finance Midwest Region.  She began her career in the public finance industry more than 28 years ago, working her way from an institutional bond salesperson at a local bank to her current position at UBS Financial Services Inc.


During her career, Ms. Coolidge has served as lead banker and underwritten over $30 billion of tax-exempt securities for such issuers as the State of Illinois, State of Ohio, State of Wisconsin, State of Indiana, State of Michigan, Cook County, City of Chicago and City of Milwaukee, to name a few.


Ms. Coolidge also served as the lead banker on the ground breaking Chicago Housing Authority Capital Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2001.  This transaction marked the first time that a local housing authority was able to sell highly rated, tax-exempt bonds, backed solely by the federal grants that the Authority received from HUD.  This financing set the framework for future financings of this nature and was awarded the inaugural “Deal of the Year” by The Bond Buyer in December 2002.  She also served as lead banker on the Indianapolis Bond Bank Community Justice Center Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 which was awarded the Midwest “Deal of the Year” by The Bond Buyer in December 2019.


Ms. Coolidge serves on numerous charitable boards in Chicago. She has served on the board of the Chicago Summer Business Institute since its inception and has served as Co-Chair for over 8 years.  Ms. Coolidge also serves on the board of The Civic Federation of Chicago where she sits on the Executive Committee.  She serves on the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Prep, and the boards of Catholic Charities, The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago and the board of Maryville Academy. Ms. Coolidge is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago where she serves on the membership committee.  For the past 8 years, she has served as an instructor for the Municipal Bond Club of Chicago Bond School.  In October 2018, Ms. Coolidge was appointed to the board of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council.  In 2017, Ms. Coolidge received the Trailblazing Women In Public Finance Award, from The Bond Buyer.


Ms. Coolidge is a lifelong resident of the City of Chicago.  She currently resides with her husband and three children in the Edgebrook neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana on a General Assembly Scholarship.