For Immediate Release

One year anniversary APFP — organization established to promote high standards and
fellowship in the Greater Washington, D.C. area public finance industry
Washington, D.C. February 16, 2016…. The Association of Public Finance Professionals of the
District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (APFP) a District of Columbia 501(c)(6),celebrates it’s
first year. APFP was created by a group of Greater Washington, D.C. area public finance
professionals in order to establish a forum for governmental issuers, regulators and related
professionals in the D.C. area to meet, exchange ideas, and to discuss those ideas in an informal
setting. In addition, the Association aims to promote awareness of the public finance industry to
students and young professionals to facilitate the development of careers in public finance through
establishing mentoring programs, career panels and providing guidance to mentoring relationships.
Board members include representatives from national financial advisory, underwriting and law firms
as well as related industry professionals with a strong presence in the region.

The APFP roster now boasts over 70 members with participants from state and local government
issuers, not-for-profit issuers, investment bankers, attorneys, financial advisors, insurers, and trust

“Our goal is to be a resource of information and ideas for the D.C. area public finance industry,” said
Craig A. Robinson, President of APFP. “APFP has had a phenomenal year! Our inaugural
Educational Seminar featured guest speaker Bob Fippinger, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
(MSRB) Chief Legal Counsel who provided an update on the MSRB rules related to the
development of the MSRB’s municipal advisory regulatory regime, reviewed MSRB Rule G-17 and
proposed Rule G-42 and discussed the upcoming Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification
Examination (Series 50). Approximately 60 persons attended our second educational seminar with
guest speaker Rebecca Harrigal, Director of the IRS Office of Tax Exempt Bonds, Tax Exempt &
Government Entities Division where she reviewed the IRS FY 2016 priorities.”
“APFP plans to continue to take advantage of our location and proximity to industry regulators and
host educational presentations and other events throughout the year for our community. Similar to
New York and Chicago, which have active industry organizations, there is a strong enough industry
concentration in the region to support such an organization going forward” added Jonathan Kirn,
Vice President of APFP.

For 2016, APFP will host at least 2 workshops which will include special guest speaker
presentations, panel discussions about current topics in the public finance industry and 2 networking

For more information about APFP, please visit
Contact: Jonathan F. Kirn
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