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Welcome to NEWPF

What is NEWPF?

Northeast Women in Public Finance is a not-for-profit professional organization for women who work in private or public sector firms or organizations that are engaged in public finance. We offer educational and networking events as well as a mentoring program with the goal of creating opportunities for our members and participants to enhance their career opportunities and share insights about issues impacting the public finance industry. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and how to join.

Upcoming Events

INSIDE OUT: Business Insiders are the New Government Outsiders - Join us in Hartford on October 3 as this distinguished panel of leaders in the Lamont administration who have come from the corporate world share their views and insights into their new roles as government officials.

Healthcare Panel - Join us at Assured Guaranty on October 7 for a timely panel discussion with a focus on current and anticipated developments at RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University.

A Day in the Life - join our lunchtime teleconference on November 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 as Freda Johnson interviews Julie Morrone of Rosemawr Management about her typical day. We hope this will be the first of a new series!

Annual Holiday Party on November 21 - details coming soon!

Two NEWPF Board Members named as 2018 Rising Stars by The Bond Buyer!

Congratulations to NEWPF Board Members Alice Cheng (Kroll Bond Rating Agency) and Neene Jenkins (AllianceBernstein) on this well-deserved honor. Learn more HERE.

Listen to our prior NEWPF Career Q&A Teleconferences

News from the NEWPF Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee is pleased to announced that we have completed two donations of $500 each for two very exciting programs.

** Backpack Buddies is a program run by WIN (Women in Need) that provides backpacks full of new supplies for children in shelters.

** Brookes Packs is a similar program run by the Brooke Jackman Foundation.

Recent Events:

Third Annual Career Teleconference - September 17 - Three NEWPF Members - Eileen Foley of Ramirez & Co, Cate Singer of KPMG, and Vanessa Youngs of Moody's - shared insights into their career paths and answered YOUR questions.

A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Hochul
September 10 - The Lieutenant Governor shared her insights and observations about her experience in government, the importance of women getting involved in the political process, the State’s Women’s Justice Agenda and other legislative updates. 

July and Augest , 2019 - Summer Dine-Arounds - 12 dinners hosted by NEWPF Board Members

June 26, 2019 - Informal Networking Event

12th Annual Mentoring Event -
 March 20, 2019 - With the generous support of Assured Guaranty, Build America Mutual, Roosevelt & Cross Inc, and S&P Global, NEWPF once again held our kick-off mentoring event to begin the process of pairing mentors and mentees for the upcoming year.

In Celebration of Black History Month - Black Women Who Lead, February 20, 2019
Co-sponsored with Orrick

The Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Gala featuring presentation of the Freda Johnson and Trailblazer Awards, December 6, 2018

NEWPF Pre-Holiday Party, November 15, 2018

NEWPF Project Finance Event: Hudson Yards, October 30, 2018

Second Annual Career Counseling Teleconference, October 17, 2018

Summer Dine-Arounds: July 25 and 26, August 8 and 9, 2018

Mentoring Events for CT-based members: August 2, 2018

Second Annual Tax Reform Panel - May 14, 2018 - This panel discussed changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act relevant to municipal bonds and how these changes have affected the municipal community in general. Speakers from the legal, issuer, banking, and purchaser realms addressed how the municipal world has changed, and the need to develop and implement financing strategies for the future. Moderator: Linda D'Onofrio, Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Panelists: Emily Brock, GFOA, Kristin Stephens, UBS Financial Services Inc., Paul Creedon, Citi.

11th Annual Mentoring Event - April 11, 2018 - With the generous support of Assured Guaranty, Build America Mutual, Roosevelt & Cross Inc, and S&P Global, NEWPF held our kick-off mentoring event to begin the process of pairing mentors and mentees for the upcoming year.

Annual Project Finance: Moynihan Project - March 6, 2018 - NEWPF arranged a discussion by the key players about the $1.6 billion project to convert the James A. Farley Post Office into a new train hall which will provide commuters with increased train and passenger capacity at Penn Station. In addition, the project will create a super-hub to revitalize the neighborhood and create a new business district. The discussion provided an overview of the different phases of the project and the various financing vehicles being used which include a TIFIA loan. Moderator: Susan Long, Esq., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Panelists: Michael Evans, President, Moynihan Station Development Corporation and Nicole Doheny, Senior Vice President, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC. Thanks to our sponsor Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The Benefits of Membership

Since 2006, NEWPF has developed a network of over 1,000 women in the Northeast ranging from seasoned veterans to our industries' most upcoming talent. NEWPF brings together professionals from across the Municipal Finance market by providing opportunities to connect directly with leaders in our industry to gain insight and to share knowledge. Our members engage one another frequently on ever-evolving market and credit issues.

Membership in NEWPF provides for the opportunity to develop and strengthen these important relationships through participation in our events and mentoring programs. By becoming a member of NEWPF, you will grow your professional network and have opportunities to further develop your career. All members participate (free of charge) in all of our educational and networking events.

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Freda Johnson Award

Northeast Women in Public Finance (NEWPF) is pleased to join with The Bond Buyer in presenting our Annual “Freda Johnson Award”, an award dedicated to the efforts and contributions of women in the field of public finance. Named for Freda Johnson, whose highly successful career in public finance has been an inspiration to so many women in the municipal industry, this award recognizes women serving or who have served in public finance who exemplify the qualities that Freda brought to our industry as a “trail blazer,” leader, innovator, and mentor. Each year we honor two women who have distinguished themselves in public finance within the private and the public sector.

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