BWPF News and Partner Events

March 24, 2021

In Honor of Women’s History Month, Women in Public Finance recognizes all the trailblazing women who have broken down barriers and paved the way for women in our industry.

Deborah B. Goldberg is the Massachusetts State Treasurer and Receiver General. In that role she is responsible for the state’s cash and debt management, unclaimed property, and chairs state boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, the State Board of Retirement, Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, and the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. In 2015, she established the new Office of Economic Empowerment, the first of its kind in the country, and chairs its Economic Empowerment Trust Fund. Treasurer Goldberg also was elected to serve as President of the National Association of State Treasurers. 

As a former businesswoman and local elected leader, Treasurer Goldberg brings innovative leadership, disciplined fiscal management and an unwavering commitment to uphold economic stability and create opportunity for every Massachusetts resident. Treasurer Goldberg served for six years on the Brookline Board of Selectmen, including two as its Chair. Prior to her career in public service, she worked in retail operations, buying, and consumer affairs at The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. 

Treasurer Goldberg is the President Emeritus of Adoptions with Love and serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Boston Food Bank. She was one of the founders of Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a school for individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a trustee emeritus at Beth Israel Lahey Health, and a Director at Affiliated Physicians Group / Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare. Treasurer Goldberg has been actively involved with numerous philanthropic activities, including The Grow Clinic, the 100 Club, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. 

A graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School and Harvard Business School, Treasurer Goldberg lives in Brookline with her husband Michael Winter and their son, Evan, and daughter, Meredith.

March 4, 2021

Kayla MacEwenBoston Women in Public Finance congratulates our Board Treasurer, Kayla MacEwen, for her recent career move to Masterson Advisors, LLC. Kayla is a Director for Masterson, a majority women-owned municipal advisory firm. She will be providing municipal advisory services to issuers including state and state agencies, cities, counties, transportation issuers, housing issuers, higher education issuers, tax increment financings, not-for-profits, convention centers, arenas and others.

Congratulations again, Kayla, and good luck!

February 15, 2021

We are pleased to share the BWPF 2020 Year in Review.

February 4, 2021

Congratulations to BWPF Board Member, Sarah Smith, who has been Elevated to Partner at McCarter & English!

McCarter & English has elevated Sarah Smith to partner at the firm. Sarah negotiates all aspects of public finance transactions for underwriters, banks, not-for-profit organizations, public entities and agencies, and educational institutions. She counsels clients on bond issues involving higher education, private and independent schools, charter schools, affordable housing, clean water, healthcare, senior care facilities, telecommunications, transportation, and public infrastructure.

December 21, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, on behalf of Women in Public Finance, I would like to take a moment to recognize the important work of this organization and thank each of you for your dedication, effort and support, which makes this work possible.

The annual report summarizes how WPF responded to the unprecedented challenges that this year presented and laid the groundwork for our organization to continue to grow and support women in the public finance industry.

It has been an honor to serve as President of Women in Public Finance this year, and although next year will not be without its challenges, our organization has proven its resiliency and dedication to our mission to support and advance the careers of women in public finance.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Wright

WPF President 2020

Download the Annual Report

December 2, 2020

On October 28th and 29th, the National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authority held its first ever virtual conference with panels that were both topical and educational.  Most of the conference content is available for free and can be found here:


August 11, 2020

BWPF Board Member, Kim Mooers, was featured in the Providence Business News segment “5 Questions With.”  Read the article here:

August 4, 2020
BWPF Approves 5 New Board Members

At its board meeting on August 4, 2020, the Boston Women in Public Finance board of directors unanimously voted to approve the addition of five new members.

They are:
Katherine “Kat” Estes, Financial Representative, Fidelity
Pi Tao Hsu, Director of Treasury, Massachusetts Port Authority
Kristen Richardson, Investment Officer ‎and Fixed Income Credit Analyst, MFS Investments
Jaimie Scranton, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC
Sarah Smith, Special Counsel, McCarter & English LLP

We are very excited to welcome these accomplished women to the board, and we look forward to their insights and contributions to BWPF.

July 15, 2020
Call For Applications

Women in Public Finance (national chapter) is currently accepting applications from women interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Women in Public Finance. Applications are due by September 30. Learn more and apply.

July 14, 2020
Two Webinars on P3 in Higher Education

Boston Women in Public Finance board member, Trisha Filippone, recently served on a webinar panel hosted by Suffolk Construction on the future of public private partnerships in higher education and how institutions will need to pivot to the new normal. Suffolk also hosted another panel that may be of interest on the topic of remobilizing Boston’s construction industry. You may access these webinar recordings by clicking the following links and entering the given password.

Suffolk Sessions Recording

Session - Remobilizing Boston’s Construction Industry
Password: 2c#OU#*0

Session- The Future of Public Private Partnerships in Higher Education
Password: [email protected]