Faculty and Speakers

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Distinguished Faculty Providing Unmatched Expertise in Public Finance

The National Institute of Public Finance (NIPF) and Certificate In Public Treasury Management program bring together the nation’s most respected public finance industry experts, including both public and private-sector professionals and accomplished academic leaders, to help you enhance your skill set and operate at the highest levels.


Robert E. Rupin2017 Keynote Speaker: Robert E. Rubin

Co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations
Former Secretary of the United States Treasury

Robert E. Rubin began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York City in 1966. Mr. Rubin served as vice chairman and co-chief operating officer at Goldman from 1987 to 1990 and as co-senior partner and co-chairman from 1990 to 1992. Before joining Goldman, he was an attorney at the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City from 1964 to 1966.

Long active in public affairs, Mr. Rubin joined the Bill Clinton administration in 1993 as assistant to the president for economic policy and as director of the newly created National Economic Council (NEC). At the NEC, he coordinated economic policy recommendations to the president and monitored the implementation of the president’s economic policy goals.  View full bio

2017 Faculty and Speakers

Faculty and speakers for the 2017 Institute are being announced weekly.  Confirmed faculty and speakers are listed below.  Click any photo for more information.  NOTE: For a sample of the full NIPF faculty listing, please view the 2015 NIPF Program.

Alexander, Kerry

TFI Program Director for 529 College Savings Plans, TIAA-CREF

Atkinson Esq., Carolyn

Deputy Treasurer for Unclaimed Property, West Virginia Treasury

Austin, Karen

Deputy Treasurer, Iowa Treasury

Ball, Allison

Treasurer, State of Kentucky

Belsky, Michael

Executive Director of the Center for Municipal Finance, University of Chicago Harris School Center for Public Finance
Andrew Benton, President, Pepperdine University

Benton, Andrew

President, Pepperdine University

Bookman, Zachary

CEO & Co-founder, OpenGov Inc.

Boozer, Young

Treasurer, State of Alabama
Michael Brakebill, CIO, Tennessee

Brakebill, Michael

CIO, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
Russ Branson

Branson, Russ

Director, PFM Group Consulting
Dr. Gregory Brown

Brown, Gregory

Professor of Finance, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Burke, David A.

Partner, MKP Capital Management

Camp, Gwen

Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Treasury
T.J. Carlson

Carlson, TJ

CIO, Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
John Chiang

Chiang, John

Treasurer, State of California

Creonte, Peg

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Ascensus College Savings

Crowe, Dean

Senior Managing Director, Head of Investing, Medley
John D'Agostino

D’Agostino, John

Managing Director, DMS Governance

Damschen, David

Treasurer, State of Utah

Daniels, Patrick W.

Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLPO

Davidson, Duane

Treasurer, State of Washington

Dawley, Greg

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Jeff Dewit

DeWit, Jeff

Treasurer, State of Arizona

Dillon, Andy

Executive Director, Conway MacKenzie
Kristen Doyle

Doyle, Kristen

Partner and Head of Public Funds, Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting

Dufresne, Charles

Managing Director, Sciens Capital Management; Chair, Investments and Pensions Track

Ebert, Holger

Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Eichenberg, Tim

Treasurer, State of New Mexico
Michael Elio

Elio, Michael

Partner, StepStone Group

Empson, Joshua C.

Managing Director, Providence Equity

Federle, Julian

Chief Policy and Programs Officer, Illinois State Treasurer's Office

Feirstein, Andrea

Managing Director, AKF Consulting Group; Chair, Executive Treasury Management Track

Ferris, Karolyn

Managing Director, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

Fitzgerald, Michael

Treasurer, State of Iowa
Myron Frans

Frans, Myron

Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget

Freed, Steven

Head of Investor Relations, Magnetar Capital LLC
Michael Frerichs

Frerichs, Michael

Treasurer, State of Illinois

Friedman, Pamela

Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Client Advisory Group, York Capital Management

Gallo, Elena

SVP, Northeast Regional Vice President—Government and Institutional Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Ganeriwala, Manju

Treasurer, State of Virginia

Garcia, Frank

Managing Director, PRISA Senior Portfolio Manager, PGIM

German, Lourdes

Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Myles Gilbert

Gilbert, Myles

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Sean Gill

Gill, Sean

Partner, Director of Private Markets Research, NEPC

Glass, Eric

Portfolio Manager, Alliance Bernstein
Deb Goldberg

Goldberg, Deb

Treasurer, State of Massachusetts
Mark Gordon

Gordon, Mark

Treasurer, State of Wyoming
Jonathan Grabel

Grabel, Jonathan

CIO, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

Gravo, Mitchell D.

Of Counsel, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Gulmaraes, Arthur

Guimaraes, Arthur

Associate CIO, COO, University of California

Hann, Nicholas

Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
Teresea Hayes

Hayes, Teresea

Treasurer, State of Maine

Hegar, Glenn

Comptroller, State of Texas

Hellman, Charles

Executive Vice President, Verus

Henson, Ron J.

Treasurer, State of Louisiana

Hogan, William J.

Senior Managing Director, Public Finance, Assured Guaranty

Hunter, Chris

Deputy Executive Director, NAST
Steven Kantor

Kantor, Steven

Managing Director, Hilltop Securities

Khouri, Nick

Treasurer, State of Michigan

Kim, Mark T.

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Rob Kochis

Kochis, Rob

Principal, Townsend Group

Leary, Pamela

Treasurer, State of Alaska
Bryan Lewis

Lewis, Bryan

Chief Investment Officer, Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System

Lieberman, Jeremy

Co-Managing Partner, Pomerantz
Treasurer David Lillard

Lillard Jr., David H.

Treasurer, State of Tennessee
Curtis Loftis

Loftis, Curtis M.

Treasurer, State of South Carolina

Magaziner, Seth

Treasurer, State of Rhode Island

Maller, Brant

Founder and CEO, AIF Global; Chair, Investments and Pensions Track

Mangiofico, Gary

Executive Professor, Leadership and Management, Graziadio School of Business and Management

Marshall, Caroline

General Counsel and Chief Operation Officer, Verus Financial LLC
Ken Masse

Masse, Kenneth A.

Portfolio Management Team, Invesco Quantitative Strategies

McIntyre, James

Head of Public Finance, Neighborly

McQuillen, Mark

CEO and President, Kelmar

Mead, Dean

Senior Research Manager, GASB

Metcalf, Seth

Deputy Treasurer and Executive Counsel, Ohio Treasury

Michaliszyn, Amy

Senior Vice President, Federated
Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller

Miller, Ken

Treasurer, State of Oklahoma

Mitchell, Kelly

Treasurer, State of Indiana
Shawn Munday

Munday, Shawn

Professor of the Practice of Finance, Executive Director, Institute for Private Capital, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Negroni, Hector

Principal, Fundamental Credit Opportunities; Chair, Public Finance and Debt Management Track

Palmer, Andrew

CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Pan, Ruth

Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Dr. Abraham Park

Park, Abraham

Director of Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate; Associate Professor of Finance; Department Chair of Accounting and Finance; Pepperdine University

Parker, Ian

Vice President, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs

Parsell, Ryan

Deputy Treasurer, Colorado State Treasury
Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce

Pearce, Beth

Treasurer, State of Vermont

Peck, Charles

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Matt Posner

Posner, Matt

Managing Director of Market Intelligence, Neighborly

Reynolds, Christine

Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
David Richter

Richter, David

Managing Director, Investments-Public Markets, GCM Grosvenor

Rigas, John

Chairman/CEO, Sciens Capital Management LLC

Rockwell, Byron

Managing Director & Co-Head of Western Region Public Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rogers, Kelly

Deputy Treasurer for Policy and Public Finance, Rhode Island Treasury

Rubin, Robert E.

Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Sawyer, Andrew

CFA, CAIA, CIO, Maine Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
Larry Schloss

Schloss, Larry

Former President, Angelo, Gordon, & Co.; Former CIO and Deputy Comptroller, City of New York

Scott, Lois A.

Chair, Advisory Board, Center for Municipal Finance

Scudder, Ford

Treasurer, State of New Jersey
Michael Shires

Shires, Michael

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

Simpson, Jennifer

Managing Director, Financial Leaders Fellowship, Aspen Institute

Singh, Sukhsimranjit

Associate Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Assistant Professor of Law and Practice, Director of the LL.M Program, Pepperdine University School of Law

Smith, Lincoln

Portfolio Analyst, Albourne

Solomon, Zachary

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Stuart, Amy

Director, Client and Partner Group, KKR

Tillett, Ronald L.

Head, Mid-Atlantic Public Finance Practice, Raymond James

Tropeano, Mike

Vice President in Institutional Investor Services, State Street

Urdan, Jennifer

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

van Rensburg, Deryck J.

Dean, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

Vargova, Mariela

Senior Vice-President and Senior Sustainability and Impact Analyst, Rockefeller & Co.

Veroude, Alex

Head of Credit Markets, Insight Investment of North America

Wagers, Ken

Vice President of Client Services, Kelmar

Waller, Melissa

President, AIF Institute; Executive Program Director, NIPF

Walsh, Timothy

Managing Director, Owl Rock Capital Partners

Wilhelm, Paige

Senior Vice President, Federated

Williams, Ash

Executive Director and CIO, Florida State Board of Administration

Wilson, Andy

Executive Relationship Manager, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group
Jase Wilson

Wilson, Jase

Founder and CEO, Neighborly

Wolfson, Jeremy

Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Wright, Alex

Portfolio Manager, Apollo Global Management, LLC