Board of Directors

Northeast Women in Public Finance is governed by a Board of Directors composed of women who work in various sectors of the public finance industry, including issuers, banks, financial advisory firms, bond insurers, municipal attorneys, and rating agencies.
We encourage women who are interested in being considered for a Board position to become involved in NEWPF’s activities and to express an interest in being considered. Presently we would particularly encourage women who are new to the industry to consider becoming active.

The current Board and their affiliations are as follows:

Status NEWPF Title 


 * = Founding Members

Firm  Position
  Co-President Alice Cheng Janney Montgomery Scott  Vice President
  Co-President Leigh Nader Assured Guaranty Managing Director
  Vice-President Vivian Altman Janney Montgomery Scott Managing Director
  Vice-President Kimberly Lyons Moody's Investors Service  Vice President/Senior Analyst
  Vice-President Alison Radecki Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP Partner
  Vice-President Vanessa Youngs Moody's Investors Service Vice President
  Secretary Ana Yordanov Bank of America Global Leasing Portfolio Manager
  Treasurer Eden Perry S&P Global Managing Director
Head of U.S. Public Finance
  Board Member Arlene Bohner Fitch Ratings Managing Director
Head of U.S. Public Finance
  Board Member Bettina Bronisz State of Connecticut Assistant Treasurer
  Board Member Lisa Cole Prudential Vice President
  Board Member Paula Dagen Wells Fargo Securities Managing Director
  Board Member Mary Francoeur* PFM Director
  Board Member Jennifer Fredericks SOLVE
Sales Director
  Board Member Neene Jenkins J.P. Morgan Executive Vice President
  Board Member Keisha Palmer Robinson & Cole Partner
  Board Member Juliet Stiehl Build America Mutual Vice President
  Board Member Jeanette Weldon Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority Executive Director
Initial Co-President, Lifetime Status
Board Member
Beth Smayda* ACA Financial Guaranty Director
Emeritus Vice-President Freda Johnson* Retired  
Emeritus Vice-President Frances Walton* Plum Alley Investments Senior Managing Director
Emeritus Board Member Linda D'Onofrio Retired  
Emeritus Board Member Diana Hoadley* Goldman Sachs Managing Director
Emeritus Board Member Sarah Sanders State of Connecticut Deputy Treasurer
   Administrator Bonnie Tessler  TesslerDesigns