Ms. Harris recently joined Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. in March of 2012 where she heads the new San Diego Office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Harris served as the San Diego County Chief Deputy Treasurer for seven years. Her responsibilities included investing and managing more than $5 billion of public funds. Her management of the Countys investment pool has earned the highest credit quality rating (AAAf/S1) from Standard & Poors. In addition, she served as a member of the County Debt Advisory Committee. The committee approves the issuance, size, and type of the debt, the selection of underwriters, financial advisors, and bond counsel. Ms. Harris oversaw the issuance of approximately $2 billion in County debt. In her previous position as the Executive Director of the CA Debt Advisory Commission (CDIAC), Ms. Harris directed CDIACs three program areas: States clearinghouse for all public debt and investment data collection, policy research in the areas of debt, investment, and economic development, and technical assistance and education. Ms. Harris was also responsible for monitoring investment & debt portfolios for cities and counties in California. Prior to CDIAC, Ms. Harris served as the Assistant Deputy Airport Director of Business and Finance for the San Francisco International Airport. Ms. Harris had the overall responsibility of an operating budget of $550 million and a capital budget of $4.1 billion. While at the San Francisco Airport, Ms. Harris issued approximately $2 billion in Airport Revenue bonds and commercial paper to fund the construction of the 2 million square foot international terminal. Ms. Harris is a recent past member of the Board of Directors of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) since June 2009. She has served as a member of the GFOA Debt and Treasury and Investment Management Committees, the GFOA Special Review Committee for Comprehensive Annual Financial reports (CAFR) and the Chair of the Black Caucus of GFOA. Ms. Harris is currently the Chair of the newly formed San Diego Chapter of the Women in Public Finance. Ms. Harris graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and received a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. FINRA securities licenses held are Series 52.
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