Andrew Nakahata is managing director and head of National’s Western Region. Mr. Nakahata is based in San Francisco and responsible for National’s public finance marketing and new business generation efforts in the western half of the United States.Prior to joining National, Mr. Nakahata was with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., where he was a Director in the firm’s Public Finance Department and co-head of its Higher Education group.Before joining Citigroup Global Markets, Mr. Nakahata was an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s tax-exempt capital markets group where he advised higher education, not-for-profit and state and local government issuers. Prior to that, Mr. Nakahata was a Vice President in the Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking Group of Goldman, Sachs and Co. where he worked with state and local government, public utility, not-for profit healthcare, higher education, and corporate clients to develop and implement financial strategies for the structuring and sale of general fund, tax, and revenue secured obligations as well as associated derivative transactions.Mr. Nakahata is a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, the Asian Americans in Public Finance industry group, the Marin Country Day School and Kokoro Assisted Living. He holds a master's degree in public and private management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.�
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