Benjamin Finkelstein is senior managing director of public funds for Stanford Group Company. He has spent more than a decade developing training programs specifically for public fund investment professionals and supervisors. In addition, he is a nationally recognized consultant, lecturer, and published author in the public funds investment community. National organizations such as the Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada, Public Risk Management Association, and Public Agency Risk Managers Association, as well as numerous state and local organizations, including the State of Missouri, Florida League of Cities, Florida GFOA, California Municipal Treasurers Association, and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers have all benefited from his lectures. Individual companies such as Bank of America and cities including St. Louis have had Mr. Finkelstein develop in-house training programs. Mr. Finkelstein holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is an active member in the Houston Society of Financial Analysts as well as the CFA institute.