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2020 Board Member Application

Women in Public Finance is currently accepting letters of interest from women interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Women in Public Finance for a term of three years, beginning January 1, 2021. The Board is also accepting nominations from each Chapter for a Board member who will be designated as a Chapter Representative (limited to one nominee per Chapter). Interested individuals should please review the information below and submit a letter of interest by September 30, 2020.

Background Information
Women in Public Finance (WPF) is a nonprofit, educational and professional networking organization for women in the municipal finance industry. Founded in 1997, WPF began with a concentration in the mid-west, but has expanded its reach over the years through current formation of 20 regional Chapters and ultimately drawing interest and participation from all over the United States. Members in the organization represent many facets of the industry and include state and local government issuers, investment bankers, commercial bankers, attorneys, financial advisors, rating agency analysts, bond insurers, and trust officers, among others. The organization’s activities include an annual conference to gather these professionals together for an educational and networking forum, a mentorship program, educational activities such as webinars, philanthropic and community service events throughout the year, and support of the regional chapters.

Board Membership
Women in Public Finance is governed by an 19-member volunteer Board of Directors made up of women of diverse backgrounds in various stages of their careers within the public finance profession, including attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, underwriters, trust officers, credit analysts, bond insurers and issuers.  Each Director serves a three-year term, and each year the Board selects the new class of Board members.  Board members typically have at least five years of experience within public finance and are committed to continuing a career in public finance.

The Board coordinates benefits for WPF members through the following committees:

  • Chapters
  • Communications
  • Community Service
  • Conference
  • Board Development
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Membership
  • Mentorship
  • Scholarship

Responsibilities of Board Membership. The responsibilities of Board Membership include a variety of activities, including:

  • Attending 1-2 Board meetings each month by phone;
  • Attending in-person Board meetings that may be scheduled from time to time, typically one or two times a year, including a kick off meeting in January;
  • Chairing, co-chairing or participating on a board committee;
  • Participating in the planning of the annual WPF Conference in conjunction with the Host Chapter; and
  • Actively promoting and implementing the strategic plan.

Expected Time Commitment. As the Board is a working Board, a significant time commitment is expected of each Director. Time commitments vary based on level of office held, and the scope and nature of committee responsibilities. A Director should anticipate dedicating a minimum of five hours per month to Board duties. Additional time may be required for periodic Board events, including but not limited to the annual Conference, community service activities, educational programming, and networking engagements.     

The Board welcomes all dedicated, enthusiastic and creative women to apply!

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Contact Us

Our mailing address is: 
Women in Public Finance
c/o Municipal Advisory Council of Texas
600 W. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
512-476-6947

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