Managing Partner, Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates
Year Graduated: 1978
As managing partner of Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, Maureen Higgins brings a wide breadth of governmental experience to the firm. Ms. Higgins has served as the Chief Deputy, and as the Chief Legislative Advisor for two California Governors, directing the advocacy efforts of over 50 state departments and agencies, advising the Governor on over 2000 pieces of legislation per year, and working closely with the Department of Finance and the legislature in ensuring passage of the annual state budget. She also served as Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), which serves the housing needs of low and moderate-income individuals by providing mortgage insurance and below-market interest rate mortgage capital through the sale of tax-exempt bonds. Ms. Higgins also served as Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, administering approximately $650 million for various housing assistance programs. An attorney, she has also lobbied for the Attorney General. For the last several years, Ms. Higgins has worked extensively on legislative issues in the affordable housing, health, insurance, education and business-related fields.