Julie Burger

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Title: Director
Firm: Wells Fargo Securities
Age: 33

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim said, "The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution."

That's what Julie Burger believes is the best part of her job. "There are so many aspects to transportation," she said. Projects often need various forms of funding including federal and local. "You have to be creative. It's like a puzzle. You have to put the pieces together."

She always enjoyed the analytic side and, after interning in public finance, she was smitten. "I liked the fact that you were seeing what you were building."

The most important part of her job, Julie said, is "showing clients good ideas" and then acting on them. "It's challenging to come up with solutions for clients," but when you do, "it's fun."

Of course, it's not what she planned when she started at New York University. Julie planned on a carer in entertainment: "writing movies." But as often is the case, the objective changed.

An only child, Julie was thrilled to share the news with her parents. "They're the only ones I was allowed to tell" when informed she was named a Rising Star. "It's exciting to be picked."

Charles Peck, managing director at Wells Fargo, said Julie "consistently exceeds expectations and works tirelessly to provide bespoke solutions for clients and the projects they seek to finance."

Her "experience includes extensive experience with project-based financing, including non-recourse toll revenue bonds and TIFIA loans. She was a strong leader in the execution of over $3.5 billion of P3 project financings," including the $2.4 billion LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment (2016), which won the Bond Buyer’s Northeast Deal of the Year award.

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