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Welcome to NEWPF

What is NEWPF?

Northeast Women in Public Finance is a not-for-profit professional organization for women who work in private or public sector firms or organizations that are engaged in public finance. We offer educational and networking events as well as a mentoring program with the goal of creating opportunities for our members and participants to enhance their career opportunities and share insights about issues impacting the public finance industry. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and how to join.

Past & Upcoming Events - Visit this page to register


October 5: Breakfast with Seth Magaziner, Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island

October 17: NEWPF Career Q&A Teleconference

We are now accepting NOMINATIONS for the FREDA JOHNSON AWARDS to be awarded at the Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Gala on December 6, 2017. Learn more about Freda Johnson (scroll down) and the Freda Johnson Awards.

June 7: The Municipal Bond Tax Exemption in Perspective: You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone 

NEWPF hosted a panel discussion focused on the role that municipal bonds—and the municipal bond tax exemption—has played in the development of our public infrastructure.

Credit Spotlight: City of Chicago with CFO Carole Brown 

On December 7, 2016, NEWPF hosted the City of Chicago's CFO Carole Brown to discuss Chicago's current status and where she sees the City in the future. What does it take to lead a city like Chicago through financial headwinds? How does Chicago become the City of the future? Visit the Past Events page to download the presentation.

On July 26, 2016, NEWPF hosted a panel discussion moderated by Freda Johnson, featuring four female heads of Public Finance: Karen Daly (Kroll Bond Rating Agency), Gail Sussman (Moody's Investors Service), Tina Morris (Standard & Poor's), and Jessalynn Moro (Fitch Ratings). See more event photos here.

The Benefits of Membership

Since 2006, NEWPF has developed a network of over 1,000 women in the Northeast ranging from seasoned veterans to our industries' most upcoming talent. NEWPF brings together professionals from across the Municipal Finance market by providing opportunities to connect directly with leaders in our industry to gain insight and to share knowledge. Our members engage one another frequently on ever-evolving market and credit issues.

Membership in NEWPF provides for the opportunity to develop and strengthen these important relationships through participation in our events and mentoring programs. By becoming a member of NEWPF, you will grow your professional network and have opportunities to further develop your career.  All members participate (free of charge) in all of our educational and networking events.

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Freda Johnson Award

Northeast Women in Public Finance (NEWPF) is pleased to join with The Bond Buyer  in presenting our Annual “Freda Johnson Award”, an award dedicated to the efforts and contributions of women in the field of public finance. Named for Freda Johnson, whose highly successful career in public finance has been an inspiration to so many women in the municipal industry, this award recognizes women serving or who have served in public finance who exemplify the qualities that Freda brought to our industry as a “trail blazer,” leader, innovator, and mentor. Each year we honor two women who have distinguished themselves in public finance within the private and the public sector. 

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