Veteran Analyst Larkin Joins Stoever Glass & Co.
Longtime municipal credit analyst Richard Larkin has joined Stoever Glass & Co. as director of municipal credit analysis for the 50-year-old Wall Street firm that specializes in municipal bonds for individuals and families and is expanding its operations South.
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The National Federation of Municipal Analysts presented awards to six municipal market professionals and one issuer during a luncheon at its annual conference here on Wednesday. more »
Dustin McDonald, the current director of the Government Finance Officers Association’s federal liaison center, is leaving GFOA on Friday to lead the marijuana technology company Weedmaps’ government relations practice. more »
Sewon Kim has joined Siebert Brandford Shank as head of its Transportation Banking Group, the firm announced on Wednesday. Kim, a 16-year industry veteran, will be based in the firm’s New York City headquarters on Wall Street. more »
New Jersey Transit is back to the drawing board looking for someone to lead the nation's third-busiest public transportation system after former Amtrak chief operating officer William Crosbie opted not to take the executive director post just days before his scheduled start date. more »
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel nominated Erin Keane, the city’s first deputy comptroller, to replace Comptroller Dan Widawsky. more »
Locke Lord LLP has hired tax specialist Todd Cooper to bolster its 25-member national public finance practice. more »
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James hired Brodie Killian, re-establishing an on-the-ground banking presence in Michigan to supplement its retail brokerage operations. more »
Bond attorney Kareem Spratling, whose career was boosted by timely mentoring, wants to assist the careers of lawyers of diverse backgrounds as chairman of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers. more »
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives released their 2015 federal income tax reforms on Friday, with neither showing any municipal bond holdings or tax-exempt interest. more »
Bond Dealers of America will be working on a full plate of issues this year as it helps its members navigate recent and ongoing regulatory developments while maintaining its educational and Capitol Hill-centered work, said new BDA board chair John Fechter. more »
Ryan A. Bendzinski, part owner of Michigan based-Bendzinski & Co. Municipal Financial Advisors, died April 11. He was 32. more »
Three years after entering the Texas market, UMB Bank is expanding its investment banking division with 11 hires from other firms, led by Victor Pucciarelli, former senior vice president for Hilltop Securities. more »
San Bernardino has chosen a new finance director after more than a year of vacancy in the position. more »

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