Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
After holding positions in private wealth management and corporate banking, Allison Pink said she was “really looking for a position to feel passionate about.” She filed an online application for a municipal analyst position at Mesirow Financial and was hired nine years ago. She later moved on to Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. and then PNC Capital Markets. She recently jumped to UBS as the firm rebuilds its originations business.
Allison, a Kansas City native who grew up in Evanston, Illinois, says she was drawn to public finance because of its role financing projects critical to communities.
Allison is a past president of the national board for Women in Public Finance and remains busy with the organization. During her tenure on the board, she helped steward the organization’s strategic expansion that broadened its scope and reach. She’s a member of the Chicago Municipal Analysts Society and volunteers as a mentor and interview coach for the Chicago Summer Business Institute which provides real work experience for inner city high schoolers.
During her time at Vanderbilt University, Allison was a star cross country athlete. When not running around with her two- and four-year-old year old sons William and Wesley, she is a frequent competitor in 5K races that benefit charitable organizations.
Allison holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K. as her father is British. He relocated to the states to attend the University of Oregon where he ran for the Men's Track and Field team.
“Allison’s reach into the municipal market transcends her role as a technical, well-respected and talented regional public finance banker. Her pride and dedication to the industry is what really stands out. Allison’s tenure with the Women in Public Finance board is just one small example of that.” William Baneky, managing director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.