Adela Cepeda, Managing Director of Public Financial Management, Inc., was honored with the Casa Central Pastora San Juan Cafferty Legacy Award. The award is presented to an individual who has distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements in scholarship, business, civic engagement and other activities, which create positive social impact in Chicago and beyond.
Ms. Cepeda was presented with her award at the Casa Central 19th Annual Awards Dinner held at the Hilton Chicago on October 11, 2018. The annual event is hosted to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to supporting the Casa Central mission and the families and communities it serves across the Chicago Metropolitan area.
“We are pleased to have honored Adela Cepeda, a distinguished leader, a generous philanthropist, a successful business person and a bold advocate whose words and deeds ensure her community and those around her are also successful,” said Martin R. Castro, Interim President and CEO of Casa Central.
Ms. Cepeda is a financial expert who graduated with a degree in economics from Harvard University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In 1995, she founded and led A.C. Advisory, Inc., a nationally ranked firm that provided advice to governments and corporations for over 20 years.
Currently, she is the Managing Director of Public Financial Management, Inc., the largest municipal financial advisor in the United States. Ms. Cepeda is a member of the Board of Directors for BMO FinancialCorp, UBS, Mercer, and CGCM mutual funds. She also serves on the boards of others important organization in the City. (Photo: Martin R. Cabrera, Adela Cepeda, and Diana Palomar, VP Community Affairs, ABC7)