Leadership. Responsibility. Growth. Sustainability.

Program in partnership with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Foundation

Bringing together the world’s most respected public-finance leaders for an intense financial curriculum

2021 faculty and speakers to be announced.  View the 2019 NIPF session leaders below.

Abatemarco, Natalie
Natalie Abatemarco
Managing Director, Citi Community Development, Citi
Altshuler, David
David Altshuler
Executive Director, Product Development, IFM Investors
Ball, Allison
Allison Ball
Treasurer, State of Kentucky
Beck, Henry
Henry Beck
Treasurer, State of Maine
Bednar, Sally Eddy
Sally Eddy Bednar
Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Municipal Capital Markets Group, Public Finance Department, Wells Fargo
Benton, Andrew K.
Andrew K. Benton
President and CEO, Pepperdine University
Blondell, Stephanie
Stephanie Blondell
Assistant Professor of Law and Practice; Associate Director Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Booth, David
David Booth
Executive Chairman, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Brakebill, Michael
Michael Brakebill
CIO, Tennessee Department of Treasury
Brennan, Catherine Z.
Catherine Z. Brennan
Deputy State Treasurer, State of New Jersey
Brown, Gregory
Gregory Brown
Professor of Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Callahan, Readie
Readie Callahan
Head of Communications Strategy, LIBOR Transition Office, Wells Fargo & Company
Carlson, T.J.
T.J. Carlson
CIO, Texas Municipal Retirement System
Claisse, John
John Claisse
CEO, Albourne
Damschen, David
David Damschen
Treasurer, State of Utah
Davis, Colleen
Colleen Davis
Treasurer, State of Delaware
de Martel, Vincent
Vincent de Martel
Solutions Strategist, Invesco
Diaz, Fernando
Fernando Diaz
Chief Financial Product Officer, Illinois State Treasury
Doyle, Kristen
Kristen Doyle
Partner, AON Hewitt Investment Consulting
Dufresne, Charles
Charles Dufresne
Co-founder, American Public Infrastructure, LLC
Elio, Mike
Mike Elio
Partner, StepStone Group
Ellars, Josh
Josh Ellars
Head of Product Marketing and Field Enablement, OpenGov
Fann, David
David Fann
President and CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners
Fitzgerald, Michael
Michael Fitzgerald
Treasurer, State of Iowa
Fortuna, Gregory P.
Gregory P. Fortuna
Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Markets
Frerichs, Michael
Michael Frerichs
Treasurer, State of Illinois
Gabbitas, Sterling
Sterling Gabbitas
Senior Investment Consultant and Outsourced CIO, Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services
Ganeriwala, Manju
Manju Ganeriwala
Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Garcia, Dominic
Dominic Garcia
CIO, New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association
Garcia, Rodrigo
Rodrigo Garcia
Deputy State Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, Illinois Office of the Treasurer
Godlewski, Sarah
Sarah Godlewski
Treasurer, State of Wisconsin
Goldberg, Deb
Deb Goldberg
State Treasurer and Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Goldthwait, Will
Will Goldthwait
Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Grabel, Jonathan
Jonathan Grabel
CIO, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)
Grant, Sinead Colton
Sinead Colton Grant
Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy, BNY Mellon
Gubbels, Michael
Michael Gubbels
Partner, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Guimaraes, Arthur
Arthur Guimaraes
Associate CIO, COO, University of California
Haeder, Josh
Josh Haeder
Treasurer, State of South Dakota
Heflin, Dan
Dan Heflin
Partner, Chief Executive officer, co-Chief Investment Officer, Torchlight Investors
Hegar, Glenn
Glenn Hegar
Comptroller, State of Texas
Hogan, William J.
William J. Hogan
Senior Managing Director, Public Finance, Assured Guaranty
Hourihan, Kim
Kim Hourihan
Portfolio Manager, CBRE U.S. Core Partners, LP
Johnston, Claiborne
Claiborne Johnston
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Real Assets
Johnston, Dennis
Dennis Johnston
Administrator, Unclaimed Property Division, State of Utah
Jones, Jourdan
Jourdan Jones
Senior Director, Market and Competitive Strategy, TIAA
Jopanda, Genevieve V.
Genevieve V. Jopanda
Chief of Staff, California State Treasury
Kalra, Ritu
Ritu Kalra
Head of the Western Region and the Higher Education Public Sector and Infrastructure (PSI), Goldman Sachs
Kantor, Steve
Steve Kantor
Regional Managing Director, Hilltop Securities
Kaplan, David R.
David R. Kaplan
Director, Saxena White
Kassam, Sharmila
Sharmila Kassam
Senior Consultant, Funston Advisory Services, LLC
Keliuotis, Pete
Pete Keliuotis
Senior Managing Director, Cliffwater
Kelly, Lynette
Lynette Kelly
President and CEO, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
King, Maggie
Maggie King
Senior Vice President & Treasury Management Manager Government, Higher Education & Nonprofit Banking, Wells Fargo
Kopp, Nancy
Nancy Kopp
Treasurer, State of Maryland
Kownatzki, Clemens
Clemens Kownatzki
Assistant Professor of Finance, Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University
Kriewald, William
William Kriewald
Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer, State of Vermont
Kwatra, Shivin
Shivin Kwatra
Head of Portfolio Management—Solutions, Insight Investment
Lewis, Bryan
Bryan Lewis
Chief Investment Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Lillard, David H.
David H. Lillard, Jr.
Treasurer, State of Tennessee
Locke, Ryan
Ryan Locke
Deputy Treasurer, State of Indiana
Lopez, Douglas
Douglas Lopez
Principal, Portfolio Manager – High Yield Bonds, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC
Ma, Fiona
Fiona Ma
Treasurer, State of California
MacNaught, Colin
Colin MacNaught
CEO and Co-Founder, BondLink
Magaziner, Seth
Seth Magaziner
Treasurer, State of Rhode Island
Maietta, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Maietta
Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, MacKay Shields
Mangiofico, Gary
Gary Mangiofico
Executive Professor, Leadership and Management, Graziadio School of Business and Management
Marshall, Caroline
Caroline Marshall
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Verus
Massena, Lisa
Lisa Massena
Vice President, Government Savings—Retirement, Ascensus
McDaniel, Randy
Randy McDaniel
Treasurer, State of Oklahoma
Meier, Curt
Curt Meier
Treasurer, State of Wyoming
Mennis, Greg
Greg Mennis
Director, Public Sector Retirement Systems, Pew Charitable Trusts
Mitchell, Kelly
Kelly Mitchell
Treasurer, State of Indiana
Munday, Shawn
Shawn Munday
Professor of the Practice of Finance, Executive Director—Institute for Private Capital, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Murphy, Mary
Mary Murphy
Project Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy, State Fiscal Health, Pew Charitable Trusts
Negroni, Hector
Hector Negroni
Principal, Fundamental Credit Opportunities; Chair, Public Finance and Debt Management Track
Olsen, Rebecca
Rebecca Olsen
Director, Office of Municipal Securities, Securities and Exchange Commission
Owens, Sylvia
Sylvia Owens
Global Private Strategist, Aksia, LLC
Pafiti, Jennifer
Jennifer Pafiti
Partner, Head of Investor Relations, Pomerantz, LLP
Palmer, Andrew
Andrew Palmer
CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Park, Abraham
Abraham Park
Director of Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate; Associate Professor of Finance; Department Chair of Accounting and Finance; Pepperdine University
Parry, Andrew
Andrew Parry
Head of Sustainable Investing, Hermes Strategy Group
Pearce, Beth
Beth Pearce
Treasurer, State of Vermont; Co-Chair, National Institute of Public Finance
Peck, Charles
Charles Peck
Managing Director, Head of Public Finance, Wells Fargo Securities
Phelps, Bruce
Bruce Phelps
Managing Director, Head of IAS, PGIM Institutional Advisory & Solutions
Price, Ted
Ted Price
Co-founder and CEO, GovInvest
Rasmussen, Tom
Tom Rasmussen
Managing Director and Head of Municipal Solutions Marketing, Capital Solutions Group, Citi
Reynolds, Christine
Christine Reynolds
Partner, Public Finance Department, Orrick
Richter, David
David Richter
Managing Director, Investments-Public Markets, GCM Grosvenor
Robbins, Darren J.
Darren J. Robbins
Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Rockwell, Byron
Byron Rockwell
Managing Director & Co-Head of Western Region Public Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rogers, Kelly
Kelly Rogers
Deputy Treasurer for Policy and Public Finance, Rhode Island Treasury
Romer, Tim
Tim Romer
CEO, Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities
Sawyer, Andrew
Andrew Sawyer
CIO, Maine Public Employees Retirement System
Schloss, Larry
Larry Schloss
Former CIO, New York City Retirement System
Shires, Michael
Michael Shires
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Sisneros, Tyler
Tyler Sisneros
Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Group, Wells Fargo
Skjervem, John
John Skjervem
CIO, State of Oregon
Slaugh, Kirt
Kirt Slaugh
Chief Deputy Treasurer, State of Utah
Snow, John W.
John W. Snow
73rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Solomon, Zachary
Zachary Solomon
Executive Director, Public Finance Group, Morgan Stanley
Stephens, Samantha
Samantha Stephens
SRI Analyst, Mirova, Natixis
Stevens, Jennifer
Jennifer Stevens
Partner, The Townsend Group
Tight, Thomas N.
Thomas N. Tight
Managing Director, Public Trust Advisors
Tillet, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Tillet
Head, Mid-Atlantic Public Finance Practice, Raymond James
Torsella, Joe
Joe Torsella
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
van Rensburg, Deryck J.
Deryck J. van Rensburg
Dean, Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University
Wagers, Ken
Ken Wagers
Vice President, Client Services, Kelmar Associates
Walsh, Timothy
Timothy Walsh
Managing Director, Owl Rock Capital Partners
Walton, Nate
Nate Walton
Partner, Co-Head of North American Private Equity, Ares Management Corporation
Ward, Andrew
Andrew Ward
Director, Fitch Ratings
Warden, Robert
Robert Warden
Co-Head of Private Equity and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
Welks, Keith
Keith Welks
Deputy Treasurer for Fiscal Operations and Senior Advisor for Policy, Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Williams, Ash
Ash Williams
Executive Director and CIO, Florida State Board of Administration
Wooden, Shawn T.
Shawn T. Wooden
Treasurer, State of Connecticut
Wright, Alexander
Alexander Wright
Managing Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC
Yee, Kimberly
Kimberly Yee
Treasurer, State of Arizona
Youmans, Tim
Tim Youmans
Director, Hermes EOS