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Conference Sponsorship Contact:

Alma Chavez Strasser

CFRE Director of Development
PH: (602) 496-0407 | Fax: (602) 496-0955

Media Contact:

Heather Beshears
Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
PH: (602) 496-0406 | Fax: (602) 496-0955

Logistics Contact:

Michelle Oldfield
Event Manager
PH: (602) 496-0410 | Fax: (602) 496-0955

Presenter Contact:

Dr. David Swindell

PH:(602) 496-0448


2016 ASU Public Finance Conference


Save the date for the 2016 conference: March 31- April 1, 2016

Each year, the ASU Public Finance Conference brings together practitioners and public officials to discuss one of the key challenges in contemporary governance: financial capacity in the public sector.

In 2015, keynote speaker Kent Hiteshew, director of the Office of State and Local Finance, shared observations on the role of the new office. Hiteshew also explored the new and upcoming federal activities addressing local governments’ rebound from the recession.

Longtime business journalist and former managing editor at Bloomberg News, William Glasgall, led the opening panel discussion on public finance and how his team at Volcker Alliance is addressing the State Budget Crisis Task Force.

Other sessions brought experts from around the country to share insight and lessons learned working in the public finance space.

The closing panel was devoted to sports and cultural amenities financing with notable guests Paul Dolan, CEO of the Cleveland Indians, Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Simon Farbrother, city manager of Edmonton, Canada, and Mark Rosentraub, director of the University of Michigan Center for Sports Management.