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Lourdes Germán

Executive Director, The Public Finance Initiative
Lourdes Germán

Lourdes Germán, J.D., serves on the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she teaches Public Finance in the Master of Urban Planning program and she directs the Public Finance Initiative, an organization that specializes in developing public finance programs that center the values of equity, sustainability, and inclusive growth in fiscal decision-making. Lourdes began her career as a public finance attorney, then served as VP of Municipal Finance at Fidelity Investments, served as VP and General Counsel at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, and served as a Director at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she helped launch and grow a global program of work on municipal fiscal health and served on the team of expert advisors on municipal finance to United Nations, supporting the development of the municipal finance framework for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is one of the co-authors of the book Finance for City Leaders (UN Press, 2017) and currently serves as Chair of the Massachusetts State Finance & Governance Board.