March 2021 Local Agency Debt Symposium

Municipal Debt Symposium
Our first online-only symposium received tremendous positive feedback. We are pleased to announce the next event in our educational series: the Local Agency Debt Symposium.
This symposium is designed to educate local agencies with an economic update, basics of debt financing, bond insurance, pension obligation bonds, and diversity and equity in government finance.  This is a great opportunity to prepare staff to meet upcoming challenges involved with today’s debt issues.


(Tentative, subject to change)

9:00 AM 

Economic Update

Moderated by Frank Mottek, Senior Money Anchor; KNX 1070 Newsradio

Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist; CoreLogic 

10:00 AM    

Path to Issuance

Jay Goldstone , Chief Operating Officer; City of San Diego

11:00 AM

Bond Insurance: Do your dollars make cents?

Moderated by Michelle Issa, Senior Managing Director; PRAG

Victor Andrade, Director, Municipal Securities Division; Citi

Todd Tomich, Managing Vice President and Head of West Region; Build America Mutual

Scott Sprauer, Senior Managing Director; MacKay Shields

12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM 

Pension Obligation Bonds

Moderated by Gabriel Wisdom, Managing Director; American Money Management

Holly Vocal, Managing Director; BofA Securities

Jim Link, Managing Director; PFM 

2:00 PM

Diversity and Equity in Finance

Moderated by Colleen Harvey, Chief Financial Officer; Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Dr. Hei-ock Kim, Founder and Executive Director; Kim Center for Social Balance

3:00 PM Program Concludes

Deadline to register: March 21, 2021 or until filled to capacity.

Seating is limited; register early!


Group Registration Form

You may optionally use this form to register a large group and receive a single invoice.

Payment Information

The only payment method accepted for this event is on our website by credit card or e-check. There is no additional charge to pay by credit card.

An invoice with payment instructions will be sent within 3 business days of your submission to the email address you provide. If you do not receive an invoice within three business days, please contact us.

Although no refunds or credits will be given for cancellations, you may opt to send a substitute from your organization.

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