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Leslie Powell Helps Create Georgia Chapter of Women in Public Finance

News | May 19, 2016

Kutak Rock attorney Leslie Powell has helped the professional organization Women in Public Finance form a Georgia Chapter. Powell will be its initial President.

Women in Public Finance is a national professional networking organization for women in the public finance industry, and was created to advance women’s leadership opportunities by fostering relationships and providing educational activities and forums.

Since October of 2015, Powell worked with the national leadership to establish the Georgia Chapter. This past February, the Atlanta office of Kutak Rock hosted over 20 local women for an informational meeting, and since then the group of active participants has more than doubled. On May 12, 2016, the national organization gave official approval for the Georgia Chapter of Women in Public Finance.

Participants in the organization include state and local government issuers, not-for-profit issuers, investment bankers, attorneys, financial advisors, rating agency analysts, bond insurers, and trust officers. Members of the Georgia Chapter gather for monthly luncheons and promote additional opportunities for members to network, learn, engage and lead. 

To learn more about Women in Public Finance on the national level, please click here. For specific information about the Georgia Chapter, including a calendar of events, membership sign-up, sponsorship information, and educational materials, please click here. Complete information will be available on the site after June 8, 2016.

Powell will serve a two-year term as the initial President of the Georgia Chapter. Her work at Kutak Rock includes representing domestic and foreign financial institutions in a wide range of lending transactions with a focus on public finance. She represents lenders in connection with credit or liquidity support for publicly traded debt securities, the direct purchase of bonds and other debt securities and other forms of direct lending. She also represents banks in a variety of structured investment transactions involving financial products such as forward delivery agreements, repurchase agreements and investment agreements.

For more information about Ms. Powell's practice or about Women in Public Finance, click on her name in the right-hand column of this page.