Ms. Kym S. Arnone has been Head of Municipal Investment Banking Business at Jefferies LLC since November 2015. Ms. Arnone served as the Managing Director and Head of Municipal Securitization Initiatives at Barclays Capital PLC. Ms. Arnone served as a Senior Banker at Bear Stearns. She served as the Chairman of the Board at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board since October 2014 until October 1, 2015 and has been its a Director since October 2012. She serves as a Director of the Municipal Forum of New York. She is a Trustee for the Citizens Budget Commission. She worked for Lehman Brothers before moving to Barclays when the bank acquired Lehman Brothers. She worked with the state of New Jersey to restructure two CAB tobacco bonds in 2014. She is recognized as leading almost $40 billion in tobacco bond deals, financings that are secured by annual payments tobacco companies have pledged to states as compensation for the negative health effects of smoking. She won the Northeast Women in Public Finance's Freda Johnson Award, which is given to women who are serving or who have served in a position for a public or non-profit issuer who show qualities of being a trail blazer, leader, innovator, and mentor in the industry. Ms. Arnone graduated magna cum laude from St. John's University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance.
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