Over the last few years there have been several “informal” gatherings of public finance professionals and local issuers coordinated by regional professionals in the Greater Washington, D.C area. In 2014 we formalized this ad‐hoc group of organizers to include Craig Robinson from PFM Asset Management LLC (the originator), Darrin Glymph from Orrick, Jon Kirn and Anton Voinov from Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C, Pam Holton‐Byrd from Stifel (and formerly the District of Columbia), and Peter Cunningham from BNY Mellon, with input from Malik Muhammad formerly of the District of Columbia and public finance professional Ritta McLaughlin. In the Spring of 2014 this group hosted an after work gathering with 54 attendees including municipal issuers, financial advisors, investment advisors, investment bankers, bond / underwriter / disclosure counsel and trustee / paying agent representatives. The initial feedback from those in attendance was they would see value in future gatherings.
Our goal is to create a forum for governmental issuers and related professionals in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area to meet, exchange ideas, discuss those issues that we have in common, and to socialize. We will have a number of exciting events throughout the year which will include social hours, special guest speaker presentations, and panel discussions about current topics in the public finance industry. Specifically, APFP-DMV plans to take advantage of our location and proximity to the industry regulators and host regulatory update presentations.
“APFP performs an important function in the field of public finance, and it is an honor to help lead such an esteemed group of professionals in that endeavor.”
APFP, a District of Columbia 501(c)(6) not‐for‐profit corporation, aims to encourage fellowship among public finance professionals, and to promote standards of high professional integrity in the public finance industry. APFP hosts networking events and educational discussions that feature prominent public sector and public finance industry leaders. Through its activities, the APFP provides a platform for public finance industry participants to meet, share ideas and learn industry trends in a congenial setting.