College Securities Presents at 2022 Women in Municipal Bond Forum

New York- (Business Wire)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veterans Enterprise (DVBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), announced today its participation in the 2022 Women in Municipal Bond Forum.

This year’s City Bond Women’s Forum was held on October 13th In Charlotte, NC, the College serves as a Silver Sponsor at the event. Several of the company’s Academy employees not only attended the event, but also spoke on a panel titled “Respect Our Military Municipal Market Companies and Professionals.” The Academy’s panelists included Janie Mines, Senior Vice President of Inclusion and Innovation, and Rachel Washburn, Vice President of Geopolitical Strategy. The panel discusses how the municipal bond market is embracing the diversity and experience of military professionals and women breaking the boundaries of the municipal industry. Wendi Denny, Vice President of Institutional Sales, Fixed Income, Academy, moderated the acclaimed panel discussion.

“As a D&I company, Academy is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce,” said Chance Mims, Academy Chairman and CEO, “We are proud to have a strong team of women who are both veterans and proven securities industry professionals.”

Academy employees participate in forums​​ every year to network and network with other women in the municipal bond industry. Public Finance Director Sara Ketchum also attended this year’s event. The company wants to spread the word so the event continues its impressive trajectory of attendance growth.

“We are honored to be a part of the Forum based solely on what it stands for. It’s even more special to us as a team that Janie and Rachel have led such an important panel this year to underscore the Academy’s mission,” said Academy Securities President Phil McConkey said.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a pre-eminent disabled veteran-owned investment bank with strengths in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Both leadership and staff undergo intensive military training before entering global capital markets and gaining in-depth financial services experience. We aim for the success of our clients with high ethics, a strong sense of responsibility and the pursuit of excellence. Academy is our nation’s first investment bank owned by disabled post-9/11 veterans and is DVBE, SDVOSB and MBE accredited. The company has a strong mid- to high-end customer base, served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Louisville, Austin, Dallas and Sacramento. For information about Academy Securities, visit

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