The Virginia Chapter of Women in Public Finance presents its Lifetime Achievement Award once annually to a woman who has made a mark on Virginia public finance. Nominees must be "involved in the public finance field for more than 10 years and...consistently demonstrate skill, drive, integrity and vision." VRA is pleased to report that Executive Director Stephanie Hamlett is the most recent recipient of this honor which was presented to her on May 10.
Before serving as VRA's Executive Director, Hamlett was engaged as the Deputy Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as Deputy Counselor to the Governor. Ms. Hamlett represented a wide variety of statewide bodies including the Virginia Retirement System, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia College Savings Plan, Virginia Public School Authority, Virginia Public Building Authority, and the Virginia Department of Taxation. She has also served on boards for the University of Radford, Virginia Commonwealth University, Longwood University, and the Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation. Before her public service work Stephanie made her mark on the private sector, as she was an attorney at the McGuireWoods law firm in Richmond, and served as Executive Director and General Counsel for the Virginia Heartland Partnership.
Hamlett's highly successful career serves as an inspiration for young women entering the field of public finance. She represents the finest that Virginia has to offer, and the Lifetime Achievement Award is only a small sample of the broad impact Hamlett has made on the public finance sector, as well as the companies and groups she has represented.