Federal Advocacy

MiniMuni Speakers

View speakers for the 2nd Annual MiniMuni Conference below. Check this page often as new speakers are confirmed.

Confirmed Speakers

Day 1

  • Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, GFOA
  • Michael Decker, Senior Vice President, Bond Dealers of America – Federal Policy and Research
  • David Erdman, Capital Finance Director, State of Wisconsin
  • Manju Ganeriwala, State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Nicole Griffith, CPFO, Howard County - Department of Finance
  • Mark Kim, CEO, MSRB
  • Stacey Lewis, Partner, Pacifica Law Group
  • Lisa Washburn, Chief Credit Officer and Managing Director, MMA
  • Ben Watkins, Director, State of Florida ‒ Division of Bond Finance
  • Rebecca Olsen, Director, Office of Municipal Securities, SEC

Day 2

  • Natalie Cohen, President, National Municipal Research, Inc.
  • Kristine Brock, Assistant City Administrator for Finance and Administration, City of Franklin, TN
  • Jessica Giroux, Director of Governmental Affairs, NABL
  • Tracy Gordon, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Kent Hiteshew, Deputy Associate Director, Office of Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Board
  • Tom Kozlik, Head of Strategy and Credit, HilltopSecurities
  • Amanda Albright, Reporter, Municipal Bonds and Public Finance Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • Johanna Som de Cerff, Acting Branch Chief of Branch 5, IRS Office of Chief Counsel Financial Institutions and Products Division
  • Evan Giesemann, Tax and Economic Policy Advisor for Representative Terri A. Sewell (AL-07)

Day 3

  • Arlene Bohner, Head of US Public Finance, Fitch Ratings
  • Karen Daly, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
  • Kathy Kardell, Senior Debt Administrator, Office of Budget & Finance, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Jane Ridley, Senior Director & Sector Leader, S&P Global
  • Marion Gee, Finance Director of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Cindy Harris, Chief Financial Officer, Iowa Finance Authority
  • Cynthia Evangelisti, Treasurer, Chicago Park District
  • Kendel Taylor, Director of Finance, City of Alexandria, VA
  • Kenton Tsoodle, Assistant City Manager, City of Oklahoma City, OK
  • Noel Graczyk, Administrative Services Director, City of Chaska, MN
  • Tim Blake, Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service