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Jay Bartlett

Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act One Year Later
Thursday January 10 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Director
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Jay Bartlett is a 20-year veteran of Citi’s Public Finance Department, where he is member of Citi’s Northeast Regional Group and focuses on issuers in New York State, including the State of New York, the City of New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Dormitory Authority and Empire State Development, among others.  In addition, Mr. Bartlett works within Citi on a variety of municipal data and technology projects, and he has been helping to lead the firm’s efforts in developing strategies and solutions in a post-tax reform market without tax-exempt advance refundings.  Mr. Bartlett graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in American Government.


Gregg Bienstock

Emerging Technology and the Capital Markets
Tuesday April 16 2:00 - 3:30 PM

CEO
Lumesis

Gregg is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Lumesis. He is a frequent speaker on municipal market compliance and has authored several articles on current regulatory issues impacting the municipal market. Prior to Lumesis, Gregg spent more than thirteen years with Ambac Financial Group where, most recently, he was responsible for Strategic Initiatives and previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and Employment Counsel.

Gregg is a 1991 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He received his B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of Maryland. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Village, leads a fund-raising initiative (“Tri-ing for CV”) for the Children’s Village and is an amateur triathlete.


Lindsey Brannon

Emerging Technology and the Capital Markets
Tuesday April 16 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Head of Finance
Neighborly

Lindsey Brannon is the Head of Finance for Neighborly and her responsibilities include fundraising, project finance, and overseeing capital plans for optimal returns. With over ten years of banking experience, Ms. Brannon works across multiple layers of the firm and is currently developing Neighborly’s broadband group and the Neighborly Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. During her time at Neighborly, Ms. Brannon has led innovative and impact-focused bond financings for communities including: the nation’s first publicly-issued Environmental Impact Bonds to mitigate stormwater flooding for the City of Atlanta, GA; and constituent-first financings through Neighborly’s technology platform for the City of Cambridge, MA, the City of Madison, WI, and the City of Somerville, MA. Ms. Brannon joined Neighborly in August 2017 from J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank having executed over $6 billion of senior managed tax-exempt and taxable transactions for some of the largest and most complex public issuers in housing, infrastructure, utilities, and general government. Ms. Brannon also worked in J.P. Morgan's Private Bank providing investment, credit, and trust and estate services to Fortune 500 and financial services executives in Chicago and New York City. Ms. Brannon graduated from The University of Chicago with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and maintains FINRA Series 7, 53, 66, and 79 licenses. Ms. Brannon is a member of the Northeast Women in Public Finance and lives in New York City with her husband Derek.


Julia Cooper

Regulatory Landscape with MSRB and SEC Framework
Thursday February 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Director of Finance
City of San Jose

Julia Harper Cooper, Director of Finance, City of San Jose, has over three decades of local government experience and has been employed by the City since 1987. She is responsible for the day-to-day management oversight of four divisions in the Department encompassing 120 direct and indirect reports in the Accounting, Treasury, Revenue Management, and Purchasing/Risk Management Divisions. As Director, day-to-day management includes debt management, investments/cash management, payment processing, billing, accounts receivable, delinquent tax/revenue collections, payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, risk management, and procurement services. Additionally, Ms. Cooper serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Successor Agency to the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, Treasurer of the City of San Jose Financing Authority and Treasurer of the San Jose – Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority. Since 1990, she has been intimately involved in the management of the City’s diverse debt program involving the issuance of over 100 debt financings totaling over $5.0 billion; including tax-exempt and taxable debt in fixed, variable rate and commercial paper securities. Board Member and current Chair, City of San Jose’s Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee with responsibility for fiduciary oversight of over $1 billion in employee/retiree 457 Plan contributions.

Ms. Cooper is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). (October 2016 – September 2020).


Matthew Eisel CFA

What Your Bond Finance Team Worries About
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Matt Eisel joined PFM’s Structured Products Group in 2004 and now leads the group. He advises clients on the structuring, optimization, and procurement of bond proceeds investments including portfolios of fixed-income securities and structured investments. He also specializes in the structuring and procurement of refunding and cash defeasance escrow investments.

In addition to his work on bond proceeds and escrow engagements, Matt conducts training sessions for clients and newly hired analysts, serves as a technical resource to colleagues throughout the firm, and coordinates intern and analyst recruiting for PFM’s asset management business.

Matt’s volunteer work includes providing strategic and financial advice related to the construction and budget of a local health center that serves low-income individuals and families. He also helps to organize a charity golf tournament that benefits the health center each year.


Eric Espino

Financing for Climate Resilience
Thursday March 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Senior Managing Consultant
Public Financial Management

As a senior managing consultant in PFM’s Resilience Finance practice, Eric helps clients evaluate innovative and cost-effective methods for funding resiliency, sustainability, energy efficiency, and other critical infrastructure projects and programs. He also provides transaction, credit structuring, and rating agency advisory services to municipal agencies and enterprises. Additionally, he helps clients manage Property Assessed Clean Energy programs, taking in to consideration the unique market, financial, legal, and political needs of each jurisdiction.


Michael Todd Fraizer CFA

The Capital Markets Today
Wednesday November 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM

What Your Bond Finance Team Worries About
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Todd Fraizer is a managing director in the firm’s Charlotte office. He leads PFM’s Pricing Group, which provides pricing resources and negotiation support for clients nationwide. He has assisted in pricing thousands of transactions totaling more than $500 billion of municipal bonds for PFM issuer clients. Prior to joining PFM, Todd was the vice president of finance for the Kansas Development Finance Authority. In this role, he served as the primary project manager for more than $2 billion of general purpose, higher education, pension obligation, transportation, and state revolving fund transactions. Before that, he gained futures and options trading experience while at the Kansas City Board of Trade.


Robert Gamble

The Capital Markets Today
Wednesday November 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Regulatory Landscape with MSRB and SEC Framework
Thursday February 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Financing for Climate Resilience
Thursday March 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Bob Gamble is a managing director in PFM's San Francisco office and has over thirty years of public sector, non-profit and private experience. Bob has extensive experience with the use of public financing mechanisms and in developing public-private partnerships in support of economic development. His practice at PFM is focused on a holistic approach to the development of successful public-private partnerships (P3s). His practice focuses on the purpose and policy rationale for each partnership, as well as the specific techniques required to support them.

Prior to joining PFM in 2004, Bob served as Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and as Budget Director for the City and County of San Francisco. He has managed the issuance of several billion dollars of tax increment bonds, and is experienced in the use of Mello-Roos bonds in both urban and suburban contexts. Bob’s finance and policy experience with the City and County of San Francisco in multiple roles provides him invaluable insight into the policy context in which issuers operate.

He has developed and implemented innovative financing structures for public-private partnerships in a number of different contexts throughout the western region, including urban mixed-use developments, redevelopment of military bases, higher education, affordable housing and arts districts.

His undergraduate degree is from Duke University and his Masters of Public Policy is from the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.


Heather Green

Financing for Climate Resilience
Thursday March 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Capital Planning Director and Deputy Resilience Officer

Heather Green is the Capital Planning Director and Deputy Resilience Officer in the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning. Heather oversees the development of the Capital Budget and Capital Plan, with an emphasis on the development of the City's debt programs. She also works on a variety of special projects, including communication and data visualization initiatives, strategic planning and performance measurement, and implementation of the Justice Facilities Improvement Program.

Prior to joining the City of San Francisco in 2015, Heather worked as a consultant for the City of Detroit, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and many other government clients, and before that for the Boston Police Department and Boston Redevelopment Agency. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.


Teri Guarnaccia

Regulatory Landscape with MSRB and SEC Framework
Thursday February 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP

Teri M. Guarnaccia is a partner in the Public Finance Department at Ballard Spahr LLP.  In addition to participating in real estate finance transactions, her practice is concentrated in the public finance area, having served as underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and bond counsel in numerous financings.  She is on the Board of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and is currently serving as Treasurer.  Ms. Guarnaccia is a former editor of the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook (2nd, 3rd and 4th editions).  She is a graduate of Tulane University and Cornell Law School.


Leonard Jones

The Capital Markets Today
Wednesday November 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Leonard Jones is a Managing Director for Moody’s Public Finance Group and a co-manager of Local Government ratings primarily in the Eastern and Western US. He is responsible for managing the New York and San Francisco Local Governments Ratings teams.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Lenny was a Partner at Rice Financial Products Company, where he managed Rice Financials investment banking business and specialized in public infrastructure finance. He was a Senior Consultant at ABT Associates, Chief Consultant to the Zambia Privatization Agency, Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Vice President at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. and Assistant Treasurer in the International Department of Chase Manhattan Bank. Lenny holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.


Leo Karwejna

Regulatory Landscape with MSRB and SEC Framework
Thursday February 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Chief Compliance Officer
Public Financial Management

Leo Karwejna joined PFM to head the Compliance Group in 2011 as chief compliance officer and managing director. He has over 15 years of experience providing compliance support to firms in the investment advisory and securities-trading businesses including equity, fixed income, real estate (direct property and REIT securities) and additional alternative investment strategies.

Leo is responsible for all regulatory compliance program efforts related to PFM’s business activities and personnel. He assists PFM professionals with specific compliance advisory guidance and leads the PFM Compliance team’s efforts to develop, maintain and monitor firm-wide compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

Leo’s prior experience includes compliance management positions at Prudential Financial Inc., Deutsche Asset Management, and RREEF Alternative Investments. He is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – Compliance and Legal Society and also regularly serves as an Arbitrator for securities-related issues among the investing public and/or industry participants.


Daniel Kozloff

Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act One Year Later
Thursday January 10 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Dan is a managing director in PFM’s Philadelphia office and manager of the Quantitative Strategies Group, a dedicated group of professionals who provide primary technical, new product, transactional and modeling expertise for clients and develops proprietary analytical tools used throughout PFM’s various business practices. Dan also oversees the firm-wide training program, including comprehensive sessions for new hires, current employees, lateral hires, and clients.

He leads and manages PFM’s Research Group, a centralized source of data and research for PFM’s national financial advisory practice. Dan also leads PFM’s Tobacco Securitization Group, PFM’s efforts in state-level unemployment compensation solutions, and is a co-leader of PFM’s Center for Retirement Finance.

Dan has provided primary transactional support on various complex refunding and new money issues for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth); the States of Michigan, Ohio, New York and Nevada; and New York City. He was involved in the comprehensive restructuring of the Commonwealth’s Public Education Funding System and state-wide tax reform to supplement the Commonwealth’s Education Funding. Dan advised the Commonwealth on approximately $18 billion of debt issuance.

Dan serves as financial advisor to Philadelphia-area governments, authorities and institutions, including Montgomery County, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Girard Estate and College, as well as York County Solid Waste Authority and Pennsylvania State University.


Robert McCarthy

What Your Bond Finance Team Worries About
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Partner
Bricker & Eckler LLP

Rob McCarthy is a public finance attorney. He serves as bond counsel, issuer's counsel and underwriter's counsel on general obligation and structured revenue financings. Rob also works with public and private clients to establish and manage economic development incentives and special purpose districts, including joint economic development districts and new community authorities. In addition, Rob provides general counsel representation on public law matters, drawing upon his prior experience as a law clerk to Justice Yvette McGee Brown on the Supreme Court of Ohio and as an assistant attorney general and legal advisor to Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.

Rob is a member of Bricker & Eckler’s Recruiting Committee and is a recent graduate of the firm’s leadership development program.


Austin McGuan

What Your Bond Finance Team Worries About
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Director
Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Mr. McGuan joined Stifel in January 2018, and focuses on the areas of higher education, local government, and K-12 public education. Before joining Stifel, Mr. McGuan served as bond counsel for over 10 years at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, where he assisted Ohio cities, schools, and state universities with the issuance of a variety of tax-exempt financings and post-issuance compliance and continuing disclosure matters. Specific experience includes general obligation bonds and notes (voted and unvoted), revenue bonds (water, sewer and water pollution control utilities), income tax bonds, general receipts bonds, and lease-purchase financings, including certificates of participation (COPs). Mr. McGuan is a graduate of John Carroll University (BSBA in Accountancy) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (JD) and is a Certificate Public Accountant (voluntarily inactive). Before his legal career, Mr. McGuan served as an Assistant Auditor of State in the Office of Ohio’s Auditor of State, where he performed financial audits of various local governments, including school districts, cities and charter schools.


Robert Novembre

Emerging Technology and the Capital Markets
Tuesday April 16 2:00 - 3:30 PM

CEO & Founder
Clarity Market Holdings

Robert started his career in 1991 at Smith Barney Harris Upham's Fixed Income department, which eventually became Citigroup. He spent the first 18.5 years of his career in the capital markets trading division at Citigroup. Initially, Robert covered a variety of security classes, including Certificate of Deposit, Commercial Paper, Auction Rate Securities (ARS), Variable Rate Demand Bonds and Municipal Notes. In March 2002, Robert took over as the head of ARS syndicate and trading desks. He was responsible for growing and managing Citi's ARS portfolio from approximately $22 billion to $72 billion by 2007. The ARS book included securities ranging from tax-exempt debt to taxable ABS debt and corporate preferred stock. In 2007, he was named the head of all the short-term tax-exempt syndicate and trading desks as well as the head of the tax-exempt and taxable ARS portfolio, in total, he was responsible for approximately $170 billion in remarketed securities alone. In 2008, he also assumed a co-manager role for the institutional sales desk while continuing management of the syndicate and trading desks. Robert resigned from Citigroup as a Managing Director in October 2009 to accept a position at Arbor Research & Trading. He maintained the role of Managing Director responsible for creating and managing municipal bond sales, trading and remarketing from 2010 to 2014. Robert's department covered tax-exempt and taxable municipal along the entire curve.

In 2014, Robert completed the transition of all municipal trading responsibilities to Arbor Research & Trading's main trading team and he founded Clarity BidRate Alternative Trading System (Clarity). Since inception, he has served in the roles of CEO & President of Clarity, operating as a division of Arbor Research & Trading LLC. Robert leveraged technology to create a modern trading platform in order to promote competitive pricing, transparency, improved accessibility and a centralization of specific variable rate markets. Clarity is designed to primarily support and revolutionize the variable debt sector. In addition, he has successfully assembled a Tier 1 team in the variable rate sector to build, sustain and market Clarity. Robert, the architect of Clarity, is responsible for managing and leading in all aspects of Clarity, including working directly with issuers and investors.

Robert graduated from Boston University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations/Economics Track. Additionally, Robert graduated in 1998 from Fordham University with a Masters in Business Administration in Finance/International Business designation.


Jeffrey Pearsall

Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act One Year Later
Thursday January 10 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Jeff Pearsall heads PFM’s swap advisory business, PFM Swap Advisors LLC, which specializes in the application of derivatives to debt and energy commodities. He has extensive experience advising clients in the areas of hedging and risk management, having worked for more than eight years in New York on the swaps trading desks of Security Pacific Bank and Bank of America. During that time, Jeff was involved in the structuring of numerous complex interest rate, currency and debt-linked transactions.

Since joining PFM in 1999 and founding its swap advisory practice, Jeff has overseen a team of professionals that has arranged more than 1700 derivatives transactions totaling $117 billion in notional principal amount on behalf of 500 different tax-exempt and municipal issuers across a diverse range of industry sectors. He also assisted in the development of PFM’s highly successful proprietary fee-based derivatives valuation and monitoring website, SwapViewer®.

Prior to joining PFM, Jeff worked on the fixed-income sales desk of Mellon Financial Markets, Inc., involved in the primary and secondary markets distribution of a wide range of taxable and tax-exempt securities, including U.S. Treasury, agency, municipal and mortgage and asset-backed bonds. Jeff began his career in Philadelphia as a marine insurance underwriter for the Insurance Company of North America.


Bethany Pugh

Emerging Technology and the Capital Markets
Tuesday April 16 2:00 - 3:30 PM

What Your Bond Finance Team Worries About
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Bethany Pugh leads PFM’s Ohio practice. In this capacity, she works with the firm’s state and local government, public utility, higher education and cultural not-for-profit clients throughout Ohio and the Midwest.

Bethany serves as lead advisor assisting clients with the development of debt and financial policies, financial plans including complex financial modeling, credit strategies and ratings presentations, and transaction management for debt placed on either a competitive or negotiated basis. She has extensive experience developing and executing debt plans for obligations secured by general obligation, non-tax, sales tax, gas tax, lease appropriation, federal transportation grant and turnpike revenues.

For her higher education and cultural not-for-profit entity clients, Bethany has developed comprehensive financial plans for the development of various academic and auxiliary facilities, and transformative museum expansion projects supported not only by general entity revenues, but by grant and gift revenues, among others.

Bethany is a founding member of the Ohio Chapter of Women in Public Finance and previously served as an executive board member of the national organization. She was recently appointed to the board of trustees of Notre Dame College located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.


Kenneth Schiebel

The Capital Markets Today
Wednesday November 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Ken Schiebel is a managing director and head of PFM’s Portfolio Strategies Group. He previously led a team of portfolio managers, traders, and research staff, responsible for the management of the fixed-income separate account business. Ken’s background in actuarial analysis helped establish the asset management practice as a market leader in managing assets in the insurance and selfinsurance industry.

Prior to joining PFM in 1994, Ken spent 13 years at Aetna Life & Casualty. As senior portfolio manager, he managed $5 billion of corporate operating funds, insurance reserves, and pension fund assets for Aetna and its investment advisory clients. He also was responsible for managing Aetna’s short-term debt issuance.

Ken holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a member of the CFA Institute, and is a General SecuritiesRegistered Representative holding the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 and 63 licenses. He has been a guest lecturer in the University of Connecticut’s MBA program, provided expert testimony to the GASB Deposit and Investment Risk Disclosure Task Force, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences, workshops, and seminars. He is a member of the Fixed-Income Investment Committee and Fixed- Income Credit Committee.



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