Learn about the Team at Bay Area Toll Authority, including our Chief Financial Officer and Director of Treasury.
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Derek Hansel

Chief Financial Officer
(415) 778-6700

Derek Hansel joined MTC as Chief Financial Officer in March 2022, following the January 2022 retirement of longtime CFO Brian Mayhew. 

Mr. Hansel from 2017 to 2022 served as CFO for the San Mateo County Transit District, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority, and in April 2021 was named Acting Chief Administrative Officer for the quartet of transportation agencies. Before joining the Peninsula transportation agencies, Mr. Hansel served from 2015 to 2017 as the assistant director of finance for the City of San José.

Mr. Hansel came to the Bay Area after serving from 2012 through 2014 as executive director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, and from 2009 to 2012 as assistant chief financial officer for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Mr. Hansel’s private sector experience includes work from 2006 to 2009 as managing director and principal at Fairmount Capital Advisors in Philadelphia, where he managed an interest rate derivative advisory service for governments and nonprofit clients; and more than a decade with capital markets affiliates of Commerce Bank N.A.

Mr. Hansel holds a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College, and is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association and the Association of Financial Professionals.

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Natalie Perkins

Director of Treasury
(415) 778-5377

Natalie Perkins joined MTC as Director of Treasury in October 2022.  Prior to joining MTC, she served as a municipal advisor from 2009 to 2022.  Her clients were primarily utility, state, and local government municipal bond issuers on the West Coast.  Before that, she worked for five years as a public finance investment banker based out of San Francisco.   

Prior to working in finance, Ms. Perkins worked as an engineer in the technology sector.

Ms. Perkins holds an MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.