MSRB and the Municipal Forum of New York Host Municipal Finance Day in Washington, DC

Date: July 12, 2019

Contact:  Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
        202-838-1500
                jgalloway@msrb.org

MSRB AND THE MUNICIPAL FORUM OF NEW YORK HOST
MUNICIPAL FINANCE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Forum of New York will host recent high school graduates participating in the 2019 Urban Leadership Fellows Program for “Municipal Finance Day” in Washington, DC on Monday, July 15, 2019.

The Urban Leadership Fellows Program enables New York City's underserved youth to explore careers in finance through a paid summer internship at a financial or finance-related company. Participants visit Washington, DC to integrate skills gained at their internships with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy implications facing the municipal securities market.

“This is our eighth year partnering with the Municipal Forum of New York for this event,” said MSRB President and CEO Lynnette Kelly. “It’s always a great opportunity to engage young people and encourage them to apply their talents and skills to a career in public finance.”

Featured speakers at this year’s Municipal Finance Day include Andrew Rountree, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Giedre Ball, Debt Program Manager at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Bruce Johnson, Deputy Chief Oversight Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services (Majority); Jeff DeWitt, Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia; Todd Cranford, Head of Government Affairs and External Relations at the Financial Accounting Foundation; Emily Brock, Director of the Federal Liaison Center at the Government Finance Officers Association; Amena Ross, Managing Director of Federal Government Affairs at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; and Lynnette Kelly, MSRB President and CEO.

The Municipal Forum of New York has sponsored the Urban Leadership Fellows since 1992 through its Youth Education Fund.

About the MSRB
The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About the Municipal Forum of New York
The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, serves active members of the United States municipal securities industry through association activities including lunches and dinners featuring and recognizing prominent public sector and industry leaders of the public finance community.


The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.