The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Announces Executive Appointments, Effective October 1, 2016
Aug 2 16
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced new officers and members of its Board of Directors who will begin their terms on October 1, 2016. The MSRB also provided details of its plan to transition Board membership to four years by extending the terms of certain current members. For the MSRB's 2017 fiscal year, Colleen Woodell, former Chief Credit Officer of Global Corporate and Government Ratings, Standard & Poor's, will serve as Chair of the Board. Arthur Miller, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., will serve as Vice Chair. Officer terms are one year. Joining the Board for the new fiscal year are J. Anthony Beard, Chief Financial Officer, City of Atlanta; Robert Clarke Brown, Treasurer, Case Western Reserve University; Julia H. Cooper, Director of Finance, City of San Jose; Jerry W. Ford, President, Ford & Associates Inc.; Kemp J. Lewis, Senior Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates; and Edward J. Sisk, Managing Director, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. Each new Board member will serve a four-year term ending September 30, 2020. Chair-Elect Woodell has been an MSRB Board member since 2013. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and is a member of the Steering Committee. Vice Chair-Elect Miller has been an MSRB Board member since 2014. He currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, and is a member of the Steering Committee. He is Managing Director of the Public Sector & Infrastructure Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Miller joined Goldman Sachs in 1985, where he serves as Co-head of the Public Finance Strategies and Analytics Group. J. Anthony Beard is the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Atlanta where he is responsible for the oversight and management of the city's financial condition. He also advises the Mayor and city council on municipal finance, budgeting, treasury activities, accounting, financial policies and pension matters. Prior to his role at the City of Atlanta, Mr. Beard served as the Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Management for Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management, providing centralized financial and administrative support to the city's multi-billion-dollar water sewer system, and coordination and oversight of departmental business systems. Robert Clarke Brown is Treasurer at Case Western Reserve University, where he manages the university's debt and swap portfolios, credit rating agency relationships, investor relations, and relationships with the financial industry. Robert Clarke Brown is Treasurer at Case Western Reserve University, where he manages the university's debt and swap portfolios, credit rating agency relationships, investor relations, and relationships with the financial industry. Prior to his role at Case Western Reserve, Mr. Brown was Capital Markets Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation where he assisted in the establishment the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. Julia Harper Cooper is Director of Finance at the City of San Jose, where she is responsible for the oversight of the accounting, treasury, revenue management and purchasing/risk management divisions. Ms. Cooper has been working at the City of San Jose for 29 years, and responsible for the City's municipal debt issuance and management since 1990. As Director of Finance, she is actively involved in the preparation of the city's primary market disclosure documents and annual continuing disclosure reporting. Ms. Cooper was a member of the Government Finance Officers Association's Executive Board from 2010 to 2013. Jerry W. Ford is President of Ford & Associates Inc., a municipal advisory firm that specializes in tax-exempt financing. For the past 32 years, Mr. Ford has worked as a financial advisor to a wide array of municipalities including, cities, counties, utility systems, special districts, public K-12 systems, charter schools, and universities. As President of Ford & Associates, Mr. Ford advises clients on credit, structure, and sale of new-money and refunding issues, direct placement of bank loans, use and structure of interest rate swaps, and termination of existing swaps. Kemp J. Lewis is Senior Managing Director at Raymond James & Associates Inc., where he leads the Northeast public finance group and is on the department's Executive Committee. Mr. Lewis previously worked in public finance at Morgan Keegan. Prior to Morgan Keegan, Mr. Lewis was a Managing Director in the Public Sector and Infrastructure Finance department at Goldman Sachs where he co-headed the derivatives marketing group. Edward J. Sisk is Managing Director, Head of Public Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he leads a team of investment bankers responsible for municipal underwriting in the United States. Prior to his current role, Mr. Sisk led municipal structured products, direct lending, money market trading and new product development at Merrill Lynch. Prior to those positions, he was an attorney at Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon working with municipal issuers and underwriters.
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Presents at The Bond Buyer's National Outlook 2016 Conference, Jan-26-2016 11:30 AM
Dec 30 15
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Presents at The Bond Buyer's National Outlook 2016 Conference, Jan-26-2016 11:30 AM. Venue: The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1054, United States. Speakers: Robert A. Fippinger, Chief Legal Officer.
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Announces Board Changes
Nov 12 15
The board of directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced that Patrick Sweeney has joined the board of directors. The 21-member board of directors makes policy decisions, authorizes rulemaking, enhances market transparency systems and oversees operations of the MSRB. Sweeney is Senior Vice President and Manager of the Municipal Securities Department at Fidelity Capital Markets. He is responsible for managing municipal fixed income trading and underwriting, as well as overseeing risk for the department. In his current role, he also has a strategic focus on electronic trading for the fixed income markets. Sweeney fills the vacancy on the MSRB Board created by the resignation of Edward Tishelman, a regulated representative on the Board. Sweeney will serve on the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee during the current fiscal year. His term on the Board expires in September 2018.