Noreen P. White founded Acacia Financial Group, Inc. in 2006 as Co-President and is a member of the firm’s management committee. Prior to forming Acacia, Ms. White was the President, and founder, of Municipal Advisory Partners, Inc. For over 30 years, she has been involved in technical analysis and bond documentation for a wide variety of municipal issuers and has extensive experience with major state level and high profile clients. Ms. White has also worked with numerous higher education and health care issuers. She has lead the firm’s engagements for the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin, the New York City Transitional Finance Authority and the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York Thruway Authority, Chicago Public Schools and the cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia. She has spoken before numerous industry groups, including National Association of State Treasurers, New Jersey GFOA, State Debt Management Network and the New York Securities Coordinating Committee.
Ms. White served as a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board representing the Municipal Advisor community for a four year term. While on the MSRB, she chaired the Municipal Advisor Working Group.
Prior to entering the field of investment banking at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., Ms. White was a protein chemist at the Rockefeller University, in the laboratory of the late Dr. Stanford Moore, Nobel Laureate. She published a scientific paper based upon her research. Ms. White is a graduate of Smith College and has completed graduate work in Information Processing and in Systems Analysis at the New School for Social Research. She received her M.B.A. in finance from New York University. She is a Certified Municipal Finance Officer and a Certified County Finance Officer in New Jersey.