Freda Johnson Award Honorees & Trailblazing Women in Public Finance

The Northeast Women in Public Finance and The Bond Buyer are pleased to present this year's most influential women whose extraordinary accomplishments are redefining the public and private finance landscape.

Join us in celebrating these trailblazing women at the Deal of the Year Awards gala at the Conrad New York on December 4.

9th Annual Freda Johnson Award Honorees

Private Sector

Courtney Shea

Managing Member, Columbia Capital Management

Public Sector

Ritta McLaughlin

Public Finance Professional

2019 Trailblazing Women

Private Sector

Paula Dagan, Managing Director, Head of Northeast Region, Wells Fargo

Michela Daliana, Partner, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP

Diana Hamilton, President, Sycamore Advisors

Natasha Holiday, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Renee Boicourt, Managing Director, Lamont Financial Services

Sheila Papelbon, Director, Head of Business Development for Public Not-for-Profit, BNY Mellon


Public Sector

Kelly Flannery, CFO, City of Charlotte

Rochelle "Chellie" Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International and Northeast Philadelphia Airports

Olga Chernat, Executive Director, NYC Municipal Water Finance Authority

Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liason Center, GFOA

Piper Montemoyer, Public Finance Manager Treasury Operations, State of Texas Comptroller

Fiona Ma, Treasurer, State of California