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Content for municipal finance professionals

Midwest Municipal Market 2017

Municipal bonds are a critical tool state and local government agencies across the nation use to access low-cost capital for essential public infrastructure projects, as well as short-term cash-flow needs.

This forum is for issuers to learn about potential financing techniques that can help them fund the budgets and the long-term infrastructure construction and rehabilitation projects that are necessary to support their region’s economic growth. The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Conference will address important issues such as:
  • Budget approaches
  • Pension Funding
  • Challenges to Trade

 

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Conference Chairs

 

Rick Cosgrove

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Elizabeth Coolidge

Managing Director, Investment Banking-Public Finance
PNC Capital Markets LLC

Keynote Speaker

 

 

Carole Brown

Chief Financial Officer
City of Chicago

Featured Speakers

 

 

Soo Antoine

Soo Antoine

Vice President, Research Analyst, Nuveen Asset Management

Jonathan Azoff

Jonathan Azoff

Director, Ohio Treasurer's Office

Rachel Barkley

Rachel Barkley

Vice President-Analytical Services, Loop Capital Markets, LLC

Ronald Bernardi

Ronald Bernardi

President & CEO, Bernardi Securities, Inc.

Bill Black

Bill Black

Senior Portfolio Manager, City National Rochdale

 

Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

Director, S&P Global Ratings

James Burr

James Burr

Partner, Chapman & Cutler

Richard Ciccarone

Richard Ciccarone

President & CEO, Merritt Research Services LLC

Michael Colsch

Michael Colsch

Chief Financial Officer, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

James A. Coppola

James A. Coppola

Director of Institutional Partnerships for the Americas, CFA Institute

 

Michele Curran

Michele Curran

Vice President-Budget and Capital Finance, Chicago Transit Authority

Mike Demas

Mike Demas

Manager, Investment Grade Evaluations, Thomson Reuters

Ed Fierro

Ed Fierro

Senior Counsel, Bracewell LLP

Kevin Dunphy

Kevin Dunphy

Managing Director, Head of Public Finance, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

David Erdman

David Erdman

Capital Finance Director, Wisconsin Department of Administration

 

Ed Fierro

Ed Fierro

Senior Counsel, Bracewell LLP

Kurt Forsgren

Kurt Forsgren

Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings

Philip C. Genetos

Philip C. Genetos

Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Bill Grady

Bill Grady

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allstate

Kate Hackett

Kate Hackett

Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

 

Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton

President, Sycamore Advisors

Kil Huh

Kil Huh

Senior Director, Pew Charitable Trusts

Juliet Huang

Juliet Huang

Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP

Lynnette Kelly

Lynnette Kelly

Executive Director, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Thomas Kozlik

Thomas Kozlik

Managing Director-Securities Analyst, PNC

 

Nicholas Lehman

Nicholas Lehman

AVP, Analyst, Moody's

Joel Levy

Joel Levy

Municipal Fixed Inc Management Group Head-Munis, TIAA Investments

Megan McLain

Megan McLain

Assistant General Counsel, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Christopher Meister

Christopher Meister

Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority

Christopher Mier, CFA

Christopher Mier, CFA

Managing Director, Analytical Services Division, Loop Capital Markets

 

John Miller

John Miller

Co-Head of Fixed Income, Nuveen Asset Management

Laurence Msall

Laurence Msall

President, Civic Federation

Susan Munson

Susan Munson

Founder & CEO, Fixed Income Academy, L.P.

Rushda Mustafa

Rushda Mustafa

Vice President, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Leigh Nader

Leigh Nader

Managing Director, Assured Guaranty

 

Robert Reardon

Robert Reardon

Senior Investment Officer, State Farm Insurance Company

Bea Reyna-Hickey

Bea Reyna-Hickey

CFO, Regional Transportation Authority

Vanessa Roy

Vanessa Roy

Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Doug Scott

Doug Scott

Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Courtney Shea

Courtney Shea

Principal, Columbia Capital Management

 

James Spiotto

James Spiotto

Managing Director, Chapman Strategic Advisors LLC

Sarah Steele Riordan

Sarah Steele Riordan

Executive Director and General Counsel, Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank

Peter Stettler

Peter Stettler

Muni Analyst, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Juliet Stiehl

Juliet Stiehl

Managing Vice President, Public Finance, East Region, Build America Mutual

Michael Tranter

Michael Tranter

Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

 

Lisa Washburn

Lisa Washburn

Managing Director, Municipal Market Analytics

Jana M. Wesley

Jana M. Wesley

Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Division- Public Finance, Loop Capital

Thomas Weyl

Thomas Weyl

Head of New Business Development, National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation

Noreen P. White

Noreen P. White

Co-President & Managing Director, Acacia Financial Group, Inc.

Schedule at a Glance

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

8:00 a.m Registration Opens
8:30 a.m Welcome
8:45 a.m. General Sessions
12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m General Sessions
5:15 p.m Networking Reception


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The Midwest Municipal Market Conference is located at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, Chicago, IL. Click here for booking information.


FAQS

 

 

WHAT IS THE MIDWEST MUNICIPAL MARKET ANYWAY?

The Midwest Municipal Market Conference delivers an unparalleled level of content, industry experts and networking opportunities in the public finance sector.

WHO ARE THE CREATORS OF THE EVENT?

The Midwest Municipal Market Conference is brought to you by SourceMedia, publisher of The Bond Buyer and a number of other financial services industry publications.

WHO WILL ATTEND?

The region’s most influential public-sector finance officials, investors, bankers, lawyers, financial advisors, rating analysts, insurers and other finance professionals.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Midwest Municipal Market will be held June 8, 2017 at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, Chicago, IL.

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO ATTEND?

Want to talk to a real person? Call Vernesa Merdanovic at (212) 803-8393. Want to do it online? Click here

WHOM DO I CONTACT ABOUT SPONSORSHIP?

For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Midwest Municipal Market please contact Shanta James at (212) 803-6089 or Shanta.James@sourcemedia.com.

WHOM DO I CONTACT ABOUT SPEAKING?

Please reach out to John Hallacy at (212) 803-8562 or John.hallacy@sourcemedia.com.

Whom do I contact about For Marketing, Media Partnership or Press inquiries?

Please reach out to Natalie Merkle at (212) 803-6086 or Natalie.Merkle@sourcemedia.com.

June 8, 2017, Chicago, IL

 

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