Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Lourdes German

Director, International & Institute-wide Initiatives, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy & Director

The Civic Innovation Project

Lourdes German is Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she advances the Institute’s global municipal fiscal health campaign and its work as a co-lead organization for the municipal finance policy unit of the United Nations Habitat III effort.

An expert in municipal finance, Lourdes began her career as a public finance attorney representing government entities. Following that work, Lourdes co-created the national municipal finance business division at Fidelity Investments, as Vice President of Municipal Finance, and opened and managed Fidelity’s first New York office for public finance. Following Fidelity, Lourdes’ professional experiences included serving as General Counsel and Vice President of a national municipal investment management company; creating and teaching a graduate government finance course at Northeastern University and advising non-profits focused on urban economic growth. Lourdes is also the founder and director of the Civic Innovation Project, an online thought leadership platform that was awarded the 2015 State of Boston Innovation Award for its impact using technology to advance city-to-city learning with respect to the most challenging issues facing governments.
Outside of work, Lourdes serves as Governor Baker’s appointed Chair of the Massachusetts State Finance and Governance Board, is an appointee of the Mayor of Boston to the committee focused on the City’s audit and finance matters, and serves on various non-profit boards.

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