2011 4th Annual Founders’ Awards


The 2011 WPF Founders’ Awards were held on January 18, 2011 at the Encore Lounge at the Allegro Hotel in Chicago.

The awards and recipients are detailed below:

  • WPF “Lifetime Achievement” Award – given to the woman involved in the public finance field for 10 years or more who has consistently demonstrated skill, drive, integrity and vision.

Awarded to Martha Mahan Haines, Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

  • WPF “She’s Our Hero” Award – given to the woman who manages career, self-development, family issues and civic involvement – all at the same time.

Awarded to Natalie R. Brill, City Administrative Officer, Los Angeles, CA

  • WPF “Rising Star” Award – given to the woman involved in the public finance field for 10 years or less whose work demonstrates skill and intelligence for long-term impact in the field.

Awarded to Samantha Costanzo, Jefferies & Company, Chicago, IL