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Carol Samuels

Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking

E-mail  |  Tel: +1 503 275-8301

Carol Samuels is a managing director at Piper Jaffray and has worked with Oregon municipalities on financings of every type and description, traditional and non-traditional alike. She has emphasized work with school districts, cities and counties.

She is frequently called upon to serve on local commissions and boards and has served on panels charged with examining Oregon tax reform and the financing of education. Among such activities, she currently serves on the League of Oregon City's Finance and Tax Committee, which is charged with developing a proposal to overhaul the Oregon property tax system. She is a frequent presenter for, and former board member of, the Oregon Association of School Business Officials and the Oregon Government Finance Officers' Association, and was presented with the OGFOA Honorary Life Member Award in 2016, and Outstanding Contribution to Public Finance award in 2002. During the 1997 legislative session, she served as the tax and finance lobbyist for the League of Oregon Citites, during which time she represented cities in the drafting of Measure 50. As such, she has a strong understanding of the property tax system and other financing options for local governments.

Formerly, Samuels worked in the public finance groups of U.S. Bank and Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette in New York. She also worked as a financial analyst for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, and as a lobbyist for the Governor of New Jersey in Washington D.C.

Samuels received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

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