Committee Member Application


Women in Public Finance is currently accepting letters of interest from women interested in serving on committees of the Board of Directors of Women in Public Finance, with terms beginning in January 2019. Serving under the direction of the Chair, committees provide the ‘womanpower’ necessary to further the Board’s mission of supporting and advancing the careers of women in public finance by fostering relationships and networking, and providing educational and learning activities and forums. Interested individuals should please review the information below and submit a letter of interest.

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 formation of 17 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. Each year WPF holds a conference to gather these professionals together for an educational and networking forum. In addition, WPF typically hosts philanthropic or community events throughout the year. The Board is currently implementing a Strategic Plan to support and obtain the goals of an expanded mission.

The Board of Directors Women in Public Finance is governed by an 18-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.

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

  • Chapters
  • Communications
  • Community Service
  • Conference
  • Education
  • Finance/Sponsorship
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Membership
  • Mentorship
  • Scholarship

Responsibilities of Committee Members. The responsibilities of committee members vary by committee but usually include at a minimum the following: 

  • Perform duties as assigned in order to accomplish the objectives of the committee
  • Attend committee meetings by phone, usually monthly but can be more frequent in preparation for special events and activities
  • Attend Board and committee events and functions, as needed
  • Attend Board Meetings by phone, as needed
  • Chair or co-chair sub-committees, as needed
  • Actively promote and implement WPF’s strategic plan

Expected Time Commitment. Time commitments vary based on the scope and nature of each committee and its responsibilities. Committee members should anticipate dedicating a minimum of five hours per month to committee duties. Additional time may be required for periodic Board or committee events, including but the annual Conference, community service activities, educational programming, and networking engagements.

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

Download Application Form
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Letters of interest and any questions should be submitted by e-mail to the Nomination Committee at [email protected] by Friday, December 7th.
The Nomination Committee reserves the right to hold informal phone interviews with all applicants. Applicants will be notified of decisions after January 15, 2019.