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Daniel J. Stermer will participate in panel discussion regarding Mass Transportation in Broward County, Florida.

Daniel J. Stermer, Managing Director and Mayor of Weston, Florida, will participate in a May 11, 2016, panel discussion sponsored by The Village Square in partnership with Broward College regarding Mass Transportation in Broward: Dream vs. Reality.  For more information, click here.Read more...

By : Lauren Lakeberg | May 4, 2016

Paul Vallas authored a number of pieces that were in the Atlanta Journal Constitution GETSCHOOLED blog

Paul Vallas authored a number of pieces that were in  the Atlanta Journal Constitution GETSCHOOLED blog concerning the Bill moving through the Georgia Legislature concerning the creation of the Opportunity School District, which is modeled after the Louisiana Recovery School District that Paul was the superintendent of from 2007 – 2011.

http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/27/strategies-of-former-head-of-nola-schools-follow-best-practices-remove-obstacles/March 27, Read more...

By : admin | Mar 27, 2015

Paul Vallas is quoted in the Crain’s Chicago article Elected or Appointed? Pick Your Poison for Chicago Board of Ed

Paul Vallas is quoted in the Crain’s Chicago article Elected or Appointed? Pick Your Poison for Chicago Board of Ed. Click here to read the article.Read more...

By : admin | Jan 31, 2015

Paul Vallas is commended in the article Why Color Does Not Matter

Paul Vallas is commended in the article Why Color Does Not Matter, an article in response to Manteca Unified School, District trustee’s Ashley Drains “Why Do You Care?” Click here to read the article.… Read more...

By : admin | May 1, 2014

Paul Vallas mentioned in article regarding New Orleans school recovery

Paul Vallas was mentioned in an article regarding school district recovery in New Orleans, click here to read the article.… Read more...

By : admin | Apr 29, 2014

Paul Vallas Joins Panel at the Milken Global Conference

Paul Vallas was a panel member at the Milken Global Conference on Monday, April 28, 2014 regarding Big City Education: We Know What Works, So Why Don’t We Do It? To find out more about the conference click here.… Read more...

By : admin | Apr 28, 2014

Bond Buyer interviews Bill Brandt

Bond Buyer interviews Bill Brandt, president of Development Specialists Inc. and chairman of the Illinois Finance Authority, analyzes the Detroit bankruptcy, state and local pension overhaul and creditor recovery. Click here to view the clip.… Read more...

By : admin | Sep 5, 2013

Joe Luzinski of our Miami office was quoted in The Detroit News regarding Detroit’s bankruptcy case.

Joe Luzinski of our Miami office was quoted in The Detroit News regarding Detroit’s bankruptcy case. “Threatening (bankruptcy) is one issue and doing it is another. It’s a threat you can’t make unless you have the (political) capacity to follow through.” To read the full article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Sep 2, 2013

Bill Brandt was interviewed by The Bond Buyer regarding Harrisburg Recovery Plan and Detroit

Bill Brandt was interviewed by The Bond Buyer regarding Harrisburg Recovery Plan and Detroit, to read the full article click here.… Read more...

By : admin | Sep 1, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by Financial Times Debt Wire regarding pension funding innovations

John Filan was interviewed by Financial Times Debt Wire regarding pension funding innovation, to read more click here.… Read more...

By : admin | Aug 20, 2013

Bill Brandt discusses constitutional issues of Detroit’s Chapter 9

Bill Brandt comments on Troubled Times in Motor City in Turnarounds & Workouts…

“In appealing Aquilina’s order, says Brandt, the debate will involve the interpretation of the federal supremacy clause of the U.S. constitution and whether provisions in the bankruptcy code can override the dictates of a state’s constitution.” To read the full article click … Read more...

By : admin | Jun 1, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by the Bond Buyer on Allentown, PA asset lease to fund pension liability

John Filan was interviewed by the Bond Buyer regarding use of an asset lease by Allentown, PA of its water system to eliminate an unfunded pension liability. To read more click here.… Read more...

By : admin | Mar 5, 2013

Bill Brandt was interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit’s failing finances

Bill Brandt was interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit’s failing finances. To read the full article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Mar 4, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by Detroit News in an article titled “Detroit Can Look to Pittsburgh as a Model of Financial Reform”

John Filan was interviewed by Detroit News in an article titled “Detroit Can Look to Pittsburgh as a Model of Financial Reform.”  To read the entire article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Mar 3, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by the Huffington Post regarding the City of Detroit

John Filan was interviewed by the Huffington Post regarding the City of Detroit needing a ‘unifier.’ To read the full article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Mar 2, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by the Windsor Star (Ontario) regarding the City of Detroit

John Filan was interviewed by the Windsor Star (Ontario) in an article titled “Is Detroit Dead or Creeping Back to Life.” To read the full article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Mar 1, 2013

VIDEO: John Filan was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight evening news program regarding Governor Quinn’s Budget Address

To view the clip titled Quinn’s Budget Address Analysis (14:34) click here.

John Filan, Vice President of DSI Civic, was interviewed on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight on February 22nd regarding his analysis of the state budget announced that day by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, with particular emphasis on Medicaid and Pension reforms, as well as … Read more...

By : admin | Feb 22, 2013

John Filan was interviewed by the AP regarding Detroit’s extreme financial situation and state intervention.

John Filan was interviewed by the AP regarding Detroit’s extreme financial situation and state intervention “It’s not quick and it is painful,” said John Filan, Vice President of Development Specialists Inc., Chicago-based turnaround specialists. “You go through a bankruptcy and a lot of things slow down. I can’t imagine any governor wanting to see this … Read more...

By : admin | Nov 3, 2012

John Filan was interviewed by the Bond Buyer regarding Pennsylvania lawmakers placing limits on the use of swaps by local governments.

John Filan was interviewed by the Bond Buyer regarding Pennsylvania lawmakers placing limits on the use of swaps by local governments.  “What you would like to see is safeguards built in but still make the instrument available with some execution guidance.”To read the full article click here.… Read more...

By : admin | Nov 2, 2012

John Filan was interviewed by the Financial Times’ DebtWire regarding Wilkes-Barre, PA

John Filan was interviewed by the Financial Times’ DebtWire regarding Wilkes-Barre, PA, tightening cash position and its financial challenges as the city considers the Mayor’s proposed budget. To read the full article click here.Read more...

By : admin | Oct 26, 2012

DSI Civic co-sponsored the “California Fiscal Crisis” conference at the University of California Berkeley, Institute for Governmental Studies on September 21, 2012.

DSI Civic co-sponsored the “California Fiscal Crisis” conference at the University of California Berkeley, Institute for Governmental Studies on September 21, 2012. Bill Brandt was a principal speaker on the politics and principles of restructuring governments. To find out more about the conference click here.Read more...

By : admin | Sep 21, 2012
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