The Municipal Bond Club of New York announced its new officers for the coming year.

The club made its declaration during its 80th Christmas party, which it celebrated Wednesday evening before 300 attendees at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

The club, which has more than 400 members, chose its incoming officers with unanimous consent from the board of governors, said Jack Archibald, senior director in business and relationship management at Fitch Ratings, as well as outgoing president of the Municipal Bond Club of New York.

Steve Siegel of Chapdelaine Tullett Prebon will take over as president for 2013. He has been serving as an officer. His three officers include Dana Villanova of Assured Guaranty, Colleen Meehan of The Dreyfus Corp., and Michael Goin of Barclays.

Nick Krzemienski of Standard & Poor’s will leave his position as an officer.

The Municipal Bond Club of New York, according to its bylaws, sets as its mission a responsibility to promote fellowship among its members, as well as to uphold high standards and principles. The new officers bring the right experience and attitudes to their positions, Archibald added.

“Each one of them is a leader in the bond community and has selflessly contributed to the bond club in many ways,” he said. “They are sure to bring new energy, new ideas, and keep the club moving in a positive direction. The club is in extremely good hands, and I am thrilled to see them as officers of the largest bond club in the country.”

Incoming president Siegel said that he was honored to assume his new role with the club. He added that he expected a successful 2013, given the high quality of the incoming executive team.

“As always, we will be planning events that promote the municipal bond community and bring our membership together,” Siegel said. “Each year the club gets stronger, and I expect nothing less in 2013.” ƒá

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