CHICAGO - The Chicago-based Women in Public Finance organization on Tuesday recognized three public finance professionals - Kathleen Brown, Suzanne F. Shank, and Denise Y. Barkdull - at its second annual Founders' Awards.

Brown, a former California treasurer who is head of public sector and infrastructure finance for the Western region for Goldman, Sachs & Co., received the group's lifetime achievement award, which recognizes the accomplishments of a woman who has worked in municipals for at least a decade, demonstrating skill, drive, integrity, and vision.

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