Debt Management

Members of the Debt Committee

CHAIR: Tim Ewell, Chief Assistant County Administrator, County of Contra Costa, CA

VICE-CHAIR: Cindy Harris, Chief Financial Officer, Iowa Finance Authority

Other Committee Members

John Strahlman, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

Paul Chatalas, Director of Capital Markets, State of Illinois - GOMB

Noel J. Graczyk, Administrative Services Director, City of Chaska, MN

David Womack, Deputy Director, City of New York - Office of Management & Budget

Maria Runnels, Investor Relations Manager, City of Atlanta - Department of Finance

Richard S. Li, Public Debt Specialist, City of Milwaukee, WI

LaGrieta Acheampong, Senior Budget Officer, Franklin County, OH

Lee Ann Shortland, Director of Finance, City of Westerville, OH

Jennifer Stevens, Assistant Financial Officer, City of Raleigh, NC

Nicole Griffith, CPFO, Assistant Director of Finance, City of Chesapeake, VA

Angela Pierce, Assistant Finance Director, The City of Oklahoma City, OK

Tom Raguz, CPFO, Director of Finance, City of Brooklyn, NY

Nikki Speight, Debt Manager, County of Loudoun, VA

Nikolai Sklaroff, Capital Finance Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Rahat Huq, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston, TX

Joellen Lucas, Director, Debt Management, West Virginia State Treasurer's Office

Matthew Gierach, Debt Manager, City of Portland, OR

Kimberley J. Nichols, Deputy Director, State of Florida - Divison of Bond Finance

Anna Van Degna, Public Finance Director, City and County of San Francisco

Hughey Newsome, Chief Financial Officer, Charter County of Wayne, MI

Nancy Feldman, Chief of Fiscal Services, Montgomery County, MD

Barry W. Fick, Executive Director, Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority


Angela M. Steeno, Senior Manager, Crowe LLP

Michael Imhoff, Managing Director, Stifel

Tom Kozlik, Head of Strategy and Credit, Hilltop Securities Inc., Dallas, TX

Jane Ridley, Senior Director and Sector Leader, S&P Global Ratings

Michael Sudsina, President, Sudsina & Associates, LLC, Vermillion, OH


Kendel Taylor, Director, Department of Finance, City of Alexandria - Finance, VA

Brandon Kauffman, Finance Director, City of Lincoln, NE

GFOA Staff

Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, Washington, D.C.

Jarron Brady, Policy Analyst, Federal Liaison Center, Washington, D.C.