Katano Kasaine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee and the Steering Committee. She is the assistant general manager/chief financial officer for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Katano is responsible for directing Metropolitan's financial activities, including accounting and financial reporting, debt issuance and management, financial planning and strategy, managing Metropolitan's investment portfolio, budget administration, financial analysis, financial systems management, and developing rates and charges. In addition, she is responsible for human resources, administrative services, risk management and business continuity activities.
Before joining Metropolitan in August 2019, Katano worked with the City of Oakland for 25 years, holding various leadership positions, notably as the city's finance director/treasurer. In that position, she managed all aspects of the city's finance functions, including a $3.2 billion budget, a $1.1 billion debt portfolio, and investments and cash operations of more than $1.7 billon.
Katano also held other key executive management roles critical to the City of Oakland, including interim chief information officer, where she implemented an update of the city's HR, payroll, and budgeting system, and director of human resources, where she represented the city in key labor negotiations.
Katano has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Dominican University of California and a master's degree in public health from Loma Linda University.
Katano's term with the MSRB Board expires September 30, 2025.