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MSRB HOSTS VIRTUAL PUBLIC FINANCE PROGRAM FOR CHICAGO AND NYC SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students to hear from Reps. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Mike Quigley (D-IL), industry leaders and regulators
Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it is once again supporting the Municipal Forum of New York’s Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program and the Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) by hosting two virtual programs in July 2023 for high school students interested in public finance careers. The MSRB has supported the ULF for 11 years and the CSBI for 2 years.
“We are delighted to partner with these two outstanding organizations working to highlight career opportunities for the next generation of public finance professionals and how the municipal securities market catalyzes investment and growth in their communities,” said MSRB CEO Mark Kim.
Students will hear from members of Congress, state and local officials and financial regulators about their career paths, their current roles, and what a typical day looks like for them. Guest speakers at the two events, which are scheduled for July 14 for New York and July 21 for Chicago, include:
- Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), Illinois 5th District
- Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY),New York 15th District
- Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Treasurer, City of Chicago
- Dave Sanchez, Director, Office of Municipal Securities, Securities and Exchange Commission
- Ivan Ivanov, Senior Economist in the Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Matthew Lieber, Director of Capital Markets, Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Lourdes German, Executive Director, The Public Finance Initiative and MSRB Visiting Scholar
Students also will hear from MSRB Board Member Jennie Huang Bennett, who is former CFO of the City of Chicago, as well as MSRB CEO Mark Kim and other senior staff.
About the Urban Leadership Fellow Program
In 1992, the Municipal Forum of New York initiated the Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program, a paid summer internship program for graduating high school students. The purpose of the program was to introduce talented young men and women from diverse backgrounds to the municipal finance industry and inspire them to pursue careers in the field. In 1996, Futures and Options was hired by the Municipal Forum to manage the ULF Program to expand and deepen its educational component. This year, 29 interns have been matched to internships at a range of government, financial, and legal sites. In addition to the internship component, participants take part in supplemental trainings and workshops in specific industry skills, and a mentorship component.
About the Chicago Summer Business Institute
Founded in 1991 to provide paid summer internships for Chicago high school students and to introduce them to the financial services sector, the Chicago Summer Business Institute’s goals have always remained the same: to give participants an incentive to continue their education while preparing them for the business world.
About the MSRB
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) protects and strengthens the municipal bond market, enabling access to capital, economic growth, and societal progress in tens of thousands of communities across the country. The MSRB fulfills this mission by creating trust in our market through informed regulation of dealers and municipal advisors that protects investors, issuers and the public interest; building technology systems that power our market and provide transparency for issuers, institutions, and the investing public; and serving as the steward of market data that empowers better decisions and fuels innovation for the future. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 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.