The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Registration Begins – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon & Conference – 12:00 p.m.
Reception – 5:30 p.m.
Conference Registration Deadline: September 26, 2012
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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.
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
Dana N. Sodikoff • Associate Director • Public Finance Healthcare Group, Fitch Ratings
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
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
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)
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
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
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting Women in Public Finance.