June 2017: The Municipal Bond Tax Exemption in Perspective


April 2017 Pace University Event


Kim Vaccari (NYCEDC), Cristin Jacoby (Moody’s) and Beth Smayda (ACA Financial Guaranty) participated in a panel introducing Pace University MBA students to careers in public finance and green financing initiatives.  The event was sponsored by Pace’s Graduate Finance Club and Lubin Women in Leadership.

May 2017 Event: UConn's New Hartford Campus - An Overview


March 2017 Mentoring Event



February 2017 Panel on Transportation Sector


December 2016 Speaker: Carole Brown, CFO of the City of Chicago

December 2016 BondBuyer Deal of the Year Gala: Freda Johnson Awards

Kimberly Lyons, Marian Zucker, Freda Johnson, Suzanne Shank, Vivian Altman

Vivian Altman and Kimberly Lyons, Co-Presidents of NEWPF

November 2016 Holiday Party

Xiaolei Guo (mentee), Ana Yordanov (mentor), and Alice Cheng (mentee) 

September 2016 PopUp Happy Hour

July/August 2016 - Dine-Arounds


July 2016 - Leading Ladies

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).


 May 2016 - Making the Best of Ourselves

Presentation by Charlotte A. Lee of Lee Hecht Harrison (one of the world's largest outplacement firms). 
Handouts: Body Language Tips, Phone Interviewing Tips


 April 2016 - Pensions: What is Really Behind the Numbers?

Moderated by Neene Jenkins, featuring Ritta McLaughlin, Les Richmond and Marcia Van Wagner



March 2016 - Mentoring Event


December 2015 - Deal of the Year Gala; Presentation of the 2015 Freda Johnson Awards



June 30, 2015 - Panel of Elected Women


2014 Freda Johnson Award Winners

2014 Freda Johnson Award Winners 

Pictured above: Lois Scott, Kimberley Lyons, Freda Johnson, Alexandra Lebenthal, Vivian Altman, Kym Arnone

The Bond Buyers and Northeast Women in Public Finance presented The Freda Johnson Award to Lois Scott, Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago, and Kym Arnone, managing director at Barclay's. In addition, the following 8 women were honored as Trailblazing Women in Public Finance: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Julia Cooper, Katherine Craven, Alicia Glen, Susan Dushock, Diana Hoadley, Leah Sandbank, and Lisel Wells.

2014 Mentoring Event