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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.

Listen to our NEWPF Career Q&A Teleconference

Audio Recording from October 17, 2017 with panelists Elaine Brennan, Neene Jenkins, and Jessalynn Moro, moderated by Diane Brosen.


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Recent Events:

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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