Women's Public Finance Network

The Women's Public Finance Network is a voluntary association of women, elected and appointed officials, and other women finance professionals, formed within the GFOA of the United States and Canada to encourage active involvement and full participation of women members in the organization, policy-making process, and programs of the GFOA.

In carrying out this mission the Women's Public Finance Network will:

  • Develop a core network of women GFOA members to coordinate communications within the group;
  • Serve as a primary resource to the GFOA identifying and providing the names, qualifications, expertise, and interest of public finance practitioners eligible for GFOA and other nationally appointed positions; and
  • Coordinate its activities and programs in such a manner so as not to detract from GFOA activities and program.

WPFN By-Laws

2018-2020 Officers

  • Co-Chairs, Angela Joyner, Deputy Budget Director, DC Council Government, Washington, DC and Ann Carbone, Finance Director of the Boston Public Works Department
  • Co-Chairs Elect, Barbara Whitehorn, CFO, Asheville, NC
  • Outreach Co-Chairs, Darlene Malaney, Director of Finance Services, Palm Beach County - Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach, FL and Lori Thomas, Finance and Insurance Manager, City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill, SC

GFOA Staff


The Women's Public Finance Network is open to any active or associate GFOA member. To sign up for the GFOA Women's Public Finance Network, please complete the online sign-up form or the PDF application.