Speaker Series Events

Each year, the Municipal Forum hosts a Speaker Series where municipal leaders provide updates and insights on the industry. Formats range from issuer led presentations and updates to investor panel discussions on the market. The series reflects the historical roots of the Municipal Forum, which got its start as gathering of municipal credit professionals that evolved to include all municipal industry participants.

Location:  The Union League Club
Breakfast Buffet:  8:00 am
Guest Speaker(s):  8:45 am
Speaker(s):  Shawn T. Wooden, Treasurer, State of Connecticut

Shawn T. Wooden was sworn in as Connecticut’s 83rd State Treasurer on January 9th, 2019. In October, he was unanimously elected by his peers as Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Treasurers. He previously spent 21-years as an investment attorney focused on public pension plans.

Born and raised in Hartford, Treasurer Wooden graduated from Trinity College and holds a law degree from NYU School of Law. Early in his career, he worked in key roles for the Mayor of Hartford, state Commissioner of Social Services, and the AFL-CIO's Office of Investment in Washington, D.C. Treasurer Wooden also served previously as the president of the Hartford City Council and as a member of the oversight board for the Connecticut Office of State Ethics.

The Connecticut NAACP named him one of the ‘100 Most Influential Blacks’ in Connecticut, Savoy Magazine identified him one of the most influential black lawyers in the country, and Pensions and Investments international money management magazine named him one of the "25 Investment Professionals to Watch.”

He is the father of two teenage sons.


Letter:  (download invite)

Location: All meetings are held at The Union League Club (38 East 37th Street, at Park Avenue) unless otherwise noted.
Dress code: For all meetings at The Union League Club, jacket and tie are required for men.
Cost: Please see the Become a Member page.



For information regarding breakfast and luncheons contact Chair of Program Committee.

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