Natalie Brill has served as the Chief of Debt Management in the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles, since 2000. Ms. Brill manages a $5.8 billion debt portfolio, consisting of general obligation bonds, judgment obligation bonds, lease revenue obligations as well as special fund debt such as the City’s wastewater system revenue bonds, sanitation revenue bonds, and various assessment bonds. Since assuming her current position, the City issued its first synthetic General Fund fixed-rate debt instrument, involving the execution of $235.2 million in two competitively bid swap agreements, instituted a $335 million General Fund commercial paper program, and four direct loans or private placements. Each of these programs has produced thousands of dollars of savings to the City and its taxpayers.Ms. Brill co-negotiated the proposed New Hall and Event Center Project at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) with AEG, developing the financing plan. This project consists of a new stadium at the current West Hall site to be replaced by the New Hall over Pico Boulevard. This is project is dependent on a NFL team coming to Los Angeles. To ensure the best possible convention center, Ms. Brill worked on the private management contract for the LACC and is currently developing the financing plan for Plan B for the LACC, if AEG cannot secure a NFL team.Ms. Brill has had many assignments for the City Administrative Officer, including conducting management audits of internal City operations, analyses of Federal and State grants, and preparing the budgets for capital programming, public works and operating departments. She served eight years in the City’s Finance Group, where she was responsible for overall budget balancing and budget preparation. During that time, Ms. Brill was the project manager for the development and implementation of the City’s Budget System. Her recommendations on streamlining budget preparation was one of the criteria cited for the City receiving the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Preparation Award in 1998 and each year since then.In 2011, Ms. Brill received the California Public Service Association “2011 Award in Excellence” and the National Women in Public Finance (WPF) “2011 She’s My Hero Award.”Ms. Brill has served on the GFOA Debt Committee. She is the Assistant Secretary and Treasurer for the City’s financing authority, Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA). She is the Treasurer of the WPF LA Chapter and the new Latinos in Public Finance. She is active and volunteers in her religious community, serving on various boards.Ms. Brill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from PomonaCollege and a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago.�
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