Public Finance/CFO Forum 2021



Public Finance/CFO Forum 2021

The Milken Institute Center for Financial Market's Public Finance/CFO Forum was a two-day virtual plenary, featuring Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The plenaries covered State and Local Government issues as well as Innovation in Resilient Infrastructure.

With trillion-dollar deficits for both basic public services and critical community infrastructure needed for post-COVID economic recovery, the time is now for innovators from governments, communities and the private sector to come together to set a new public finance agenda focused on outcomes over orthodoxies


Day One Plenary Session: New Pathways for Resilient Infrastructure Innovation

January 27 | 12 pm - 1 pm ET

Fireside chat with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Regional Resilience Innovators Panel:

Jainey Bavishi, Director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency
Eric Letsinger, CEO, Quantified Ventures and Chairman ReHarvest Partners
Angela Martinez, Regional Director, US Economic Development Administration
Gary Moore, President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Judge/Executive for Boone County, KY
Laurie Schoeman (Moderator), Resilience Director, Enterprise Community Partners

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Day Two Plenary Session: The State of State and Local

January 28 | 12 pm-1 pm ET

Fireside chat with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Experts Panel:

Emily Brock, Director of Federal Affairs, Government Finance Officer Association
Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President Barack Obama
Michael Piwowar (Moderator), Executive Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets 
Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
Elizabeth Reich, Chief Financial Officer, City of Dallas

The CFO Forum is by invitation only. For more information contact

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Published January 27, 2021