2012 WPF Conference


16th Annual Women in Public Finance Conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thank you for making this a successful event!

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois

Registration Begins – 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon & Conference – 12:00 p.m.

Reception – 5:30 p.m.

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Conference & Reception Registration

Issuers Other Professionals
CONFERENCE ONLY $50 $125
RECEPTION ONLY $25 $75
CONFERENCE & RECEPTION $75 $175
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Conference Registration Deadline: September 26, 2012

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Keynote Speakers

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, world-renowned historian, has been reporting on politics and baseball for over two decades. She also appears regularly on network television programs, such as Meet the Press. Goodwin received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University where she taught Government including a course on the American Presidency. Following her tenure at Harvard, Goodwin served as an assistant to Lyndon Johnson in his last year in the White House. She later assisted Johnson in the preparation of his memoirs. In 1976, Goodwin authored Lyndon Johnson & The American Dream, which became a New York Times best-seller. She followed up in 1987 with the political biography, The FItzgeralds and the Kennedys, a New York Times best-seller which was made into a six-hour ABC miniseries. Her next book, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Home Front During World War II, received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. Goodwin’s book, Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir, published in 1997, is about growing up in the 1950′s in love with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Her most recent work, a monumental history of Abraham Lincoln entitled Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, published in October 2005, joined the best-seller lists on its first week in publication, and soon reached #1 on The New York Times Best-Seller List. When President Obama was asked if he could only bring one book to the White House, other than the Bible, what would it be, he said Team of Rivals. A feature film based on Team of Rivals, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, will be out in December 2012. She is currently at work on a new book about the progressive era: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the golden age of journalism.

CLAIRE SHIPMAN, serves as senior contributor for ABC News’ Good Morning America, World News and This Week. She is the co-author, with Katty Kay, of The New York Times best seller, Womenomics: The Workplace Revolution That Will Change Your Life (2009). The book addresses how today’s women’s management style is ideally suited for the 21st century business world and how women can achieve more time and freedom in their jobs without falling off the professional ladder. She has hosted many panel programs at the White House and State Department on women’s issues.

Prior to joining ABC News in 2001, Shipman served as White House correspondent for NBC News where she regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nightly News and TODAY. Through her on-the-ground reporting during the 2000 presidential campaign, Shipman broke many big election stories such as being the first to report on the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to allow a recount of contested ballots. Before moving to NBC News, Shipman worked at CNN for a decade. During that time she gained widespread recognition for her White House press coverage. Shipman also spent five years at CNN’s Moscow bureau and her coverage of the collapse of the Soviet Union won the network a coveted Peabody award. She also received a Dupont Award and an Emmy as one of the key contributors to CNN’s coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising, as well as a Dupont Award for CNN’s coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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Topic: Are We There Yet? Perspectives on the Road to Recovery

Panelists

Natalie Brill • Chief Debt Management • City of Los Angeles

Mary Peloquin-Dodd • Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business • North Carolina State University

Issabelle C. Goossen • Vice President and CFO • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Paula Noble • CFO and Treasurer • Ann and Robert M. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Moderator

Dana N. Sodikoff • Associate Director • Public Finance Healthcare Group, Fitch Ratings

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2012 Host Committee

Mary Ann Boyle • Treasurer • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Natalie Brill • Chief of Debt Management • City of Los Angeles

Isabelle C. Goossen • Vice President and CFO • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Hon. Darlene Green • Comptroller • City of St. Louis

Kristin Hanson • Assistant Commissioner – Treasury • State of Minnesota

Mary Kenney • Executive Director • Illinois Housing Development Authority

Pamela Lenane • Vice President and Head of Healthcare • Illinois Finance Authority

Melinda Molloy • Treasurer • Chicago Park District

Paula Noble • CFO and Treasurer • Ann & Robert M. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Nicki Pecori • Structuring Manager, Finance • Illinois Housing Development Authority

Mary Peloquin-Dodd • Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business • North Carolina State University

Lois Scott • Chief Financial Officer • City of Chicago

Melanie A.J. Shaker • Deputy CFO and Treasurer • Chicago Public Schools

Marsha Stone • Senior Director of Finance • Indianapolis Airport Authority

Karen L. Walker • Chief Financial Officer • Chicago Transit Authority

Nancy Winkler • Treasurer • City of Philadelphia

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Pre-Conference Networking Event

Location: Mercer One Thirteen • 113 West Hubbard Street • Chicago, IL
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost: No charge for attending. Cash bar.
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Accommodations

Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the following hotels: (Due to other conferences in Chicago the week of October 1, we highly recommend early hotel bookings)

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The Standard Club

Room rate is $180 plus applicable taxes. To reserve a room, call 312-427-9100 (Monday-Friday) and indicate you are with the Women in Public Finance Conference. Rooms will be held until September 3, 2012

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Room rate is $239 plus applicable taxes. To reserve a room, call 877-865-5321 and indicate you are with the Women in Public Finance Conference. Rooms will be held until August 31, 2012

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Agenda

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Pre-Conference Networking Event

Location: Mercer One Thirteen • 113 West Hubbard Street • Chicago, IL
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Conference

Location: The Standard Club • S. Plymouth Court • Chicago, IL
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
11:45 a.m. Opening Remarks • Elizabeth F. Weber, President, Women in Public Finance
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Begins
1:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation • The Lessons of History: Doris Kearns Goodwin on the American Presidents
2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. Leadership Presentation • Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
3:45 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion • Are we there yet? Perspectives on the Road to Recovery
5:00 p.m. Scholarship Presentation
5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
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We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting Women in Public Finance.

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Bronze Sponsors

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