Lourdes Germán is Director of International & Institute-Wide Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she directs the Institute’s cross disciplinary campaigns focused on Municipal Fiscal Health and Land Value Capture, the institute-wide reserve fund, and manages the staff supporting institute-wide learning design. Outside of work, Lourdes is the appointed Chair of the Massachusetts State Finance and Governance Board by the Governor of Massachusetts, is the appointee of the Secretary of Administration and Finance to the Municipal Reform Panels and is a government appointee of the Mayor of Boston to the board that oversees the City of Boston’s audit and budget. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Lourdes began her career as a public finance attorney representing government entities in the United States at a leading international law firm, Locke Lord, LLP after graduating from the Boston University School of Law. Following that work, Lourdes co-created the global municipal finance business division at Fidelity Investments, the world’s largest global mutual fund company, as a Vice President of Municipal Finance. At Fidelity, Lourdes managed several geographic regions for the company, established Fidelity’s first New York office for public finance, and developed Fidelity’s global thought leadership program to educate investors with respect to municipal finance. Following Fidelity, Lourdes’ professional experiences included serving as General Counsel and Vice President of a global investment management company with a dedicated focus on municipalities, creating and teaching graduate government finance courses at leading universities, and launching the Civic Innovation Project - an online thought leadership platform that was awarded a 2017 GovCio Outlook Magazine National Prize for its impact using technology to advance city-to-city learning. Lourdes is as a co-author of the book, Finance for City Leaders, published by the United Nations in 2016.