WASHINGTON – The National Association of Bond Lawyers is looking for a new director of governmental affairs to replace Bill Daly who plans to retire at the end of the year.
NABL, which has about 2,800 members and is headquartered here, has posted a profile of the position on its website, www.nabl.org.
Candidates should have at least 10 years of experience in federal governmental relations, relevant employment by the federal government, or the practice of public finance law, NABL said in the profile.
He or she also must have a working knowledge of the public finance market as well as federal regulation of the market and participants.
Candidates must generally be familiar with the roles and responsibilities of public finance counsel and must have the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with governmental, industry, and congressional staff and groups as well as the media.
A law or other advanced degree is preferred and the candidate should have good organizational, speaking and writing skills.
NABL also wants someone with a high regard of honesty, integrity and professional ethics.
The director of governmental affairs reports to NABL’s 12-member board of directors. He or she coordinates communications with NABL members through NABLNET Alerts, a weekly summary of events called The Weekly Wrap, and other internal methods.
The job includes assisting the president in coordinating and overseeing policy initiatives and participating in the group’s committees as well as well as coordinating NABL communications with the federal government, industry groups and the media.
The director must also participate in, as well as review, comment letters, testimony, friend-of-the-court briefs and other documents. He or she must manage the selection of, and invitations to, federal government officials and other participants in seminars, meetings, conferences and teleconferences. Attendance of these meetings is expected.
The director is expected to monitor federal policy, process and procedures as well as federal regulatory and legislation actions regarding the public finance market. He or she will advise NABL board members as needed.
In addition, the director will supervise NABL’s governmental affairs staff and perform other duties as prescribed by the group’s president or board of directors.
Whoever replaces Daly will have big shoes to fill as he has been a lobbyist and public policy analyst for more than 35 years. Daly joined NABL on March 26, 2012, after serving as senior vice president for government relations for Bond Dealers of America.
He led New York City’s federal tax legislative efforts for 17 years under four mayors and directed the city’s Washington office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, covering the full range of the city’s issues, from homeland security to municipal finance to protection of the city’s watershed.
In the 1990s, Daley served in the Clinton administration as a senior official in the Social Security Administration, working to resolve long-term solvency issues. He continued at SSA as senior advisor to the commissioner under the Bush administration before returning to New York City’s Washington, D.C. office under Bloomberg.
Daly has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Connecticut, a Juris Doctor from Boston University and a Masters of of Laws in Taxation at the Georgetown University Law Center.