Cardenas and Shelmire Join Stifel's Public Finance Group in Texas
Stifel Financial Corp. said Oscar Cardenas and Curt Shelmire have joined the Public Finance Group of its broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tapped Forrest Claypool, his longtime friend and hand-picked head of the Chicago Transit Authority, as his next chief of staff. more »
Wisconsin’s capital finance director, Kevin D. Taylor, resigned after only two years in the job. more »
Former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is returning to Jones Day, the firm he worked at prior to ushering the city through the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy. more »
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management board named David Gurtz interim CFO and COO and promoted Sarah Samuels to deputy chief investment officer. more »
Chicago-based general government banker Eric Rockhold started Monday with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a co-head of the central region, industry sources said. more »
Chicago-based David A. Noyes & Company is expanding into the primary underwriting market with the hire of Indiana muni veteran Tom Enright. more »
Citi hosted the 22nd annual women’s bond club merit award dinner on April 21 in NYC. James Forese co-president of Citigroup and head of Citi’s institutional clients group served as the keynote speaker where 49 women across the finance industry were recognized. more »
Atlantic City's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will soon have a new leader after the New Jersey agency's longtime chairman James Kehoe announced on April 21 he is stepping down from the post. more »
Cook County, Ill. budget director Andrea Gibson is leaving the top county job after four years on the job, board President Toni Preckwinkle announced April 21. more »
Gary Binkiewicz, a 35-year veteran in the municipal bond market, has joined R. Seelaus and Co. as a senior vice president and head municipal bond analyst after just over two years at First Southwest, where held the same position. more »
Detroit Public Schools' CFO William Aldridge's departure comes at a critical time for the struggling district. more »
David D. Hart, former Denver Public Schools chief financial officer and senior vice president of D.A. Davidson, has joined Public Financial Management as an advisor, the company said. more »
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns the Chicago’s convention center, has hired planning veteran and mayoral aide Lori Healey as chief executive officer. more »

This week, we discuss a new measure of pension funding, examine the impact of oil prices on labor markets in oil dependent States and discuss changing levels of food stamp participation.

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