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PFA Women in Public Finance Panel

Public finance doesn't always mean public sector. To gain insight into post-graduation options for where the best fit is for you, join us for a discussion with four professionals who have experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, all within the public finance industry. The evening will begin with an hour-long panel discussion, followed by a networking reception, providing you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the panelists, as well as additional local professionals in the field.

While an RSVP is not necessary, we would appreciate if interested attendees indicate their interest by clicking the "join" button on our facebook event page. Please feel free to post questions below or contact pfa@indiana.edu.

When: Thursday, April 9
Panel Discussion: 4:30-5:30pm
Networking Reception: 5:30-7:00pm

Where: University Club Faculty Room Indiana Memorial Union

Note: Space is limited to the first 50 participants to arrive for the panel.

Panelist Include:

Antonette McCaster
Lecturer Indiana University
B.S., Business, Indiana University – South Bend
MBA, DePaul University

Antonette McCaster joined SPEA in 2011 after working in financial leadership positions with state and local governments. She was the assistant controller for the Virginia Department of Transportation for two years, directing the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Reporting Tool. Her expertise includes accounting, project management, information systems, budgeting, auditing, financial reporting, and staff development.

Belvia Grey
Principal Umbaugh & Associates
B.A., Butler University
MPA, Indiana University- Bloomington

Belvia Grey concentrated in public financial management, policy analysis, and economic development and was a founding member of the Indiana Women in Public Finance Association. Since 2005, Belvia has worked for Umbaugh & Associates, specializing in bond issues for schools and libraries, and budgeting and legislative analysis.

Kathryn Clayton
Standard & Poor’s
B.S.P.A., Indiana University- Bloomington

Kathryn Clayton studied public finance and business, and interned for the Government Accountability Office while at Indiana University. She has extensive experience in rating analysis and municipality debt financing for state and local governments in the Midwest. Currently, Clayton manages the local government portfolio for Wisconsin and focuses on general obligation securities, sales tax, and miscellaneous taxes.

Judy Palmer
Former Director Office of Legislative and Policy
Analysis- Indiana University
B.A., Indiana University
J.D., IU School of Law Indianapolis

Judy Palmer worked as the Indiana state budget director and chief fiscal advisor to late Governor Bob Orr after working as a budget analyst to Governor Otis Bowen. She moved from state government to IU and was Vice President for 20 years. In 2007, Palmer became the director of Legislative and Policy Analysis. She has been praised for her leadership and development of IU’s financial management system by former IU President Adam Herbert.


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