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Siebert Williams Shank & Co. Associate Named Women in Public Finance’s 2023 Rising Star Recipient

August 30, 2023 - Oakland, CA -- Audrey Chu, an Investment Banking Associate for Siebert Williams Shank & Co., has been named as the 2023 recipient of the Women in Public Finance, Claire Goodman Rising Star Award.

The Claire Goodman Rising Star Award recognizes one young female professional in the field of public finance annually, who have demonstrated consistent and remarkable progress in their contributions to the profession, displaying higher levels of leadership, responsibility, and influence within their sphere of impact.

Audrey Chu, Investment Banking Associate at Siebert Williams Shank & Co. has been named the 2023 Women in Public Finance Rising Star Award Recipient

Recipients must be under the age of 35 and have less than seven years’ experience in the industry.

“Audrey Chu has been a fantastic addition to our Infrastructure and Public Finance team. Her work as both an Analyst and an Associate have been outstanding and undoubtedly deserving of the Claire Goodman Rising Star award.” said Gary Hall, President of Infrastructure and Public Finance for Siebert Williams Shank & Co.

Chu was promoted to Investment Banking Associate for the Infrastructure and Public Finance Group in March 2023, having previously served as an Investment Banking Analyst in the same group since 2020. She is based in the firm’s headquarters in Oakland, California.

Audrey Chu, Investment Banking Associate at Siebert Williams Shank & Co. has been named the 2023 Women in Public Finance Rising Star Award Recipient.

She will accept the award at Women in Public Finance’s national conference in Washington D.C. taking place September 2023. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will serve as welcome speaker for the industry conference.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for work that has become a passion of mine. I am grateful that in my career I can serve local governments and work alongside so many inspiring mentors. I am particularly thankful for the generous mentorship of colleagues at my firm, Siebert Williams Shank, and of members of Women in Public Finance,” said Chu.

Each year the organization bestows three banquet awards – the Lifetime Achievement Award, the She’s Our Hero Award, and the Claire Goodman Rising Star Award. The Rising Star award was recently re-named after the late Claire Goodman, who was a veteran financial advisor and Director in PFM Financial Advisors’ Chicago office.

Founded in 1996, Women in Public Finance has over 1,000 members and 24 chapters across the U.S., dedicated to advancing women’s leadership through relationship building, and educational activities and forums.

Dually headquartered in New York, NY and Oakland, CA, SWS is an independent non-bank financial services firm that offers investment banking, sales and trading, research, and advisory services. SWS counts 74 Fortune 100 companies among its clients.


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