Ms. Quinones joined Ramirez & Co. in September 2006 and manages the Western Region. She has over 25 years of experience in Public Finance, structuring capital market solutions for the infrastructure and general fund financing needs of state and local governments. Recent senior-managed clients include the State Public Works Board, the Los Angeles County MTA, Los Angeles International Airport, and The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. She has also managed sales for issuers in the Cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, and counties throughout California (Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and Shasta). Prior to 2002, Ms. Quinones was with Citigroup, Raymond James and Prudential-Bache Securities in New York, working primarily with The City of New York and state-level agencies in Connecticut, New York, and Puerto Rico. In addition to structuring large funding programs for frequent issuers, she created institutional and retail investor marketing programs for these issuers, including multi-media advertising programs, investor information meetings and investor conferences.Ms. Quinones holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and served in the public sector in 1996-1997 as the Director of Economic Development, Office of the NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning. She is currently on the Los Angeles board of California Women Lead, was the 2000-2001 President of the 1200 member Financial Womens Association (www.fwa.org), and served on the Board of Governors of the Municipal Forum of New York from 1998-2000.
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