Expanded Executive Leadership Team Poised to Pursue Growth Initiatives and Broaden Client Services for State, County and City Utilities and Municipalities in the Western U.S.
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates (FRA), an independent municipal advisory firm that provides advice and services to public agencies, today announced the appointment of Anna Sarabian, Ph.D., to partner. Sarabian, who has been with FRA since 2003, joins a highly seasoned executive leadership team working strategically to build upon the firm's 50-year tenure in the industry.
Sarabian will focus predominantly on FRA's city, county and transportation clientele, serving as chief advisor and strategist for a range of intricate financing and investment activities including guidance for cities, successor agencies, policy development, and capital structure planning and management. Additionally, Sarabian will take a lead role in helping to drive the firm's initiatives for growth in Northern California and other U.S. states.
A leader in her field, Sarabian gained industry recognition for her research of community facilities district (CFD) bonds in California ("The Default of Special District Financing: Evidence from California," April 2014, published in the Journal of Housing Economics), for which she evaluated historical data and refuted the perception of CFD's as high-risk. Recently, Sarabian was elected to her second term on the board of directors for Women in Public Finance, Los Angeles Chapter and will oversee the organization's technology and membership initiatives.
"Anna's capacity for applying analytical thinking and commitment to gaining a thorough understanding of individual client needs has been a huge asset to Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates and the firm's ability to consistently provide clients with the most ethical and suitable solutions," said Adam Bauer, president and CEO of Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates. "We are proud to have Anna join our executive leadership team, and look forward to utilizing her unique expertise and perspective to pursue expanded opportunities for the firm."
During her tenure with FRA, Sarabian has managed a diversity of projects including solar feasibility analysis, reserve and budget policy development, capital improvement plans and long-range financial plans, parking fund financial analysis, swap advisory services, debt structuring cash flow utilization and refinancing opportunities, credit analysis, and ad hoc financial analysis. She is a frequent presenter at the CDIAC municipal debt essentials seminars. Sarabian received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of California-Riverside and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE), Prague, the Czech Republic. She is a Certified Independent Municipal Advisor from the National Association of Municipal Advisors and is a member of the League of California Cities, the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), and the Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment.
About Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates
With a 50-year legacy in providing independent financial advice and services to all levels of government and non-profits regarding intricate financing and investment activities, FRA is a trusted resource for financial services that are effective and practical. The firm has proven success supporting clients with land-based, utility and school financings and other complex scenarios, and is continually expanding its support for water agencies, cities and counties, school districts, utilities and continuing disclosure/aftermarket services. Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates is a founding member of the National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA), the trade association which fosters standards and best practices for municipal financial advisors, and is a Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Founded in 1966, Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and maintains an office in Walnut Creek, Calif. For more information visit www.fieldman.com.
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