Title: Managing Director
Firm: PNC Capital Markets
Samantha Funk took over PNC Public Finance’s Capital Solutions Group in 2018 in a role that requires strong collaboration with client bankers. She has also led hiring efforts for junior staff, spearheaded an analyst training program and created continuing education opportunities for veteran bankers.
During her nearly decade-long run at PNC, Samantha has asserted herself as a respected leader in municipal finance and as a mentor for others looking to join the industry. Samantha has displayed creativity working with issuers through challenging financing structures on the heels of changes facing the municipal bond market after federal tax changes were enacted in late 2017.
“The selection of Samantha to launch and lead the Capital Solutions Group was based in part on her ability to work with anybody throughout PNC in a constructive, positive way." said Robert Dailey, executive vice president and head of public finance at PNC.
Samantha is active outside of PNC as a president of the national Women in Public Finance. She is also president of Ladies First, a Philadelphia-based women in public finance group.
When not working in public finance, Samantha enjoys playing golf. She began hitting the links at age nine with her father.