The 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada was held in the vibrant and historical city of Memphis. The “Rock and Rolling in Memphis” theme exemplified not only our experiences of the city, but also the benefits we all gained from the conference to aid in the continued progress of our municipalities.

Thank you to Mike Pettigrew, APT US&C 2018 Conference Chair, and Bob Ponkilla, APT US&C 2018 President, for their hard work and diligence to bring a special conference experience to all attendees. We hope that the training, networking and social opportunities available to all attendees encouraged you to share your conference experience with others in your state.

A special thank you to Pat Black, Memphis City Treasurer, for his efforts to incorporate local support and participation in the conference. Pat was involved in the conference planning process from the beginning and made a number of contributions to its success.

The conference had a strong and diverse program including sessions on investing, cash management, technology and debt management. The keynote speaker, Gian Paul Gonzalez, is a nationally known inspirational speaker and made an impact with all in attendance during his discussion of being “all in” in all of life’s pursuits. Other key speakers included Jim Glassman, Chief Economist for JPMorgan and Daniel Porter, CFE Investigator for the Comptroller of the Treasurer Special Investigations Unit for Nashville. Get your point tally sheet here for the sessions you attended.

We especially appreciated our sponsors and exhibitors for helping us provide all the opportunities of the conference to our attendees. Please see the 2018 sponsors listed below.

Platinum Sponsors

eGov Strategies • 317.759.6544 •
Electronic Payment Processing: Accept payments online / in-person via IVR or telephone using a PCI-Level 1 compliant portal. Electronic Bill Presentment / E-Billing: Paperless bill delivery and electronic presentment with a 24x7 account management. Enterprise Integration: Back-office integration with government billing software.


Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. • 248.455.7397 •
MBS is a veteran-owned business and fixed-income securities broker-dealer. We provide clients with financial instruments such as U.S. Treasuries, agencies, mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, certificates of deposit and commercial paper. Our online investment platform, eConnectDirect®, has been endorsed by NACo as an essential tool for public treasurers.

Robinson Capital Management • 313-821-7000 •
An independent investment advisor specializing in developing traditional and alternative fixed income solutions. Our investment approach employs both fundamental and value techniques to best identify positive risk/reward opportunities and to maintain a consistent and disciplined approach. We tailor portfolio objectives to each client’s specific requirements.

Gold Sponsors

FTN Financial • 901-435-8757 •
An industry leader in fixed income sales, trading, and strategies for institutional customers in the US and abroad. We provide investment services and balance sheet management solutions. With an average daily trading volume of $5+ billion, FTN transacts business with approximately 40% of all domestic depositories with portfolios over $100 million.

Paymentus • 704-243-5673 •
Vision, innovation and exemplary service have propelled Paymentus to become the leading paperless electronic billing and payment solution on the market. Dedicated to keeping our solutions current and relevant, Paymentus consistently strives to develop better, faster, more secure, cost-efficient billing and payment platforms. We continually seek higher value for our customers, in both solutions and service.

Silver Sponsor

Municode • 800.262.26337 •
Municode, the Nation’s leading codifier, is now your source for utility print/bill pay solutions, custom government websites, self-service supplementation and meetings/agenda management. Technologically advanced codification, supplementation, self-supplementation, legal review, meetings and agenda solutions, online code, website design, bill printing and much more!

Bronze Sponsors

PMA • 630.657.6400 •
The PMA companies work to provide integrated financial solutions to public entities, including competitive investment options, cash flow analysis, bond proceeds management, debt issuance, financial advisory and investment advisory services.

Insight Investment • 212.365.3191 •
We strive to build relevant solutions to meet the expectations of clients with sophisticated needs. At the heart of our investment philosophy is a determination to offer clients innovative solutions that aim to deliver mutually agreed outcomes; this has shaped our investment platform and enabled us to stay at the forefront of investment innovation.

The American Deposit Management Co. • 414.306.8631 •
The American Deposit Management Co. (ADM) is a national award-winning treasury management and financial services company dedicated to the specific needs of financial professionals in the public sector. With over 100 years of combined experience, ADM is your one source for industry leading proprietary cash management solutions.

Conference Support

Raymond James • 800.564.2249 •
With more than 40 years of proven performance, Raymond James is well-respected for our full-service fixed-income expertise. We offer the strength and resources clients require and deliver skillful guidance, unparalleled service, superior products, innovative strategies and in-depth research. Put the power of Raymond James to work for you today.

FirstSouthwest Asset Management • 512.481.2009 •
FirstSouthwest Asset Management is a registered investment advisory firm providing conservative fixed income investment management, advisory and consulting services, investing reporting and arbitrage rebate calculations to public sector clients throughout the nation. FSAM supports existing local government staffs while strengthening internal controls and assuring investment opportunities are properly analyzed and considered.

Governing • 916.932.1300 •
Governing covers politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, Governing provides non-partisan news, insight and analysis on budget and finance; transportation and infrastructure; workforce and economic development; health and human services, and more.