Scott Named Chair of Board Overseeing Center for Municipal Finance
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy named former Chicago chief financial officer Lois Scott as the inaugural chair of the advisory board that oversees its expanding Center for Municipal Finance.  more »
Former Chicago Chief Financial Officer Lois Scott will lead the board overseeing the Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago.
The appointee to be the head of the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority, Carlos Contreras Aponte, for the Rosselló administration, emphasizes the importance of modernization. more »
The Municipal Bond Club of New York, building on the momentum from its bond school and other educational efforts, hosted an infrastructure panel to raise awareness of the crisis facing the nation. more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s top cop Andrew Ceresney plans to leave the SEC by the end of the year after helping to bring several ground-breaking municipal bonds and other enforcement cases. more »
Voters in Louisiana go to the polls Saturday to choose the remaining U.S. Senator in this election cycle, with the state’s treasurer, Republican John Kennedy, facing Democrat Foster Campbell. more »
The CEOs of the biggest U.S. corporations have chosen the articulate defender of big banks, JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, to be their spokesman in the first year of the Trump administration, it was announced Wednesday. more »
Manuel Laboy Rivera, an engineer who has a background in luring stateside companies to set up shop in Puerto Rico, was tapped to oversee the Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce. more »
WASHINGTON – Rep. Richard Neal, a long-time supporter of municipal bonds, was named ranking minority member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee on Friday. more »
David Carrington, who was president of the commission that placed Jefferson County, Ala., into Chapter 9, said his experience presents an opportunity for him to consider running for governor. more »
Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana is stepping down from his current role to work for the Los Angeles County Fair Association. more »
Georgia-based First Southern Securities has hired Rafael Pagán to help the boutique investment banking firm break into the mergers and acquisitions sector. more »
Puerto Rico Governor Elect Ricardo Rosselló announced that Wanda Vázquez Garced will be the Secretary of Justice in his administration. more »
Veteran municipal market strategist George Friedlander will join Court Street Group Research effective Dec. 1. more »
Much like President-elect Donald Trump himself, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin represents something of a question mark for bankers when it comes to his agenda. more »

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