Committees

The purpose of the Association is to promote the common interests of independent advisory firm members. Initially, efforts will build credibility and recognition by implementing a public relations and marketing plan to champion the professional, independent image of the member firms.

The Association will speak to those issues of common interest to its membership which can best be addressed by a third party, and will seek to improve our effectiveness in influencing legislative matters of interest to our industry and clients.

COMMITTEE CONTACTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Board of Directors
Jeanine Rodgers-Caruso, CIPFA, President
jcaruso@fiscaladvisors.com
The Board of Directors is responsible for the business and affairs of the association as provided by law and the NAIPFA Bylaws. The Board consists of seven directors: the President, Vice President, two Directors-at-Large, and an Eastern Zone Director, a Midwestern Zone Director and a Western Zone Director.

Communications Committee
Maggie Burger, CIPFA
mburger@speerfinancial.com
The Communications Committee is responsible for maintaining the association’s website, publishing the newsletter and the operation and utilization of the NAIPFA booth at conferences.

Conference Planning Committee
Terri Heaton, CIPFA
theaton@springsted.com
The Conference Planning Committee is responsible for developing the program for the Annual Conference, recommending a location, coordinating all logistical details including registration and annual dinner details, soliciting sponsorships, establishing budgeting parameters of the event and setting a proposed registration fee.

Membership Committee
Lori Raineri, CIPFA
lori@gfsi.com
The Membership Committee is responsible for growing the membership of the association, increasing the ranks of associate members and seeking ways to develop closer relationships between the members and other firms active in public finance. This committee seeks to foster better and collaborative relationships among our regular and associate members to the benefit of our collective clients. It is a mission of this committee to identify and implement initiatives that add value to NAIPFA membership for both regular and associate members.

Education Committee
Jean Buckley, CIPFA
jbuckley@tamadvisors.com
The Education Committee is responsible for coordinating and implementing NAIPFA-provided courses that meet or exceed continuing education unit (CEU) and continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for issuers and market participants. This committee seeks to promote the education goals set forth in NAIPFA’s Bylaws.

Bylaws Committee
Charles Durham, CIPFA
cdurham@kanemckenna.com
The Bylaws Committee reviews the NAIPFA Bylaws from time to time to ensure that the organization is working within the parameters of the Bylaws and that the Bylaws reflect the needs of the organization.

Public Affairs Committee
Larry Kidwell, CIPFA
kidwell@kidwellcompany.com
The Public Affairs Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending NAIPFA positions on policy matters, acting as liaison with TBMA, MSRB, GFOA, SEC, IRS, and other regulatory and governmental entities related to public finance policy, providing testimony when appropriate on industry-wide issues, and facilitating the involvement of the association on issues of industry-wide concern.

Standards, Ethics, and Certification Committee
Kathleen Aho, CIPFA
Kaho@springsted.com
The Standards, Ethics and Certification Committee administers the CIPFA exam, sets and coordinates continuing education standards, acts as a hearing board for alleged ethical violations, promotes a strong standard of ethics among NAIPFA members and reviews and updates the NAIPFA Code of Ethics as required.