Movers and Shakers: New Job for Former Board President Sam Smalls

Samuel L. Smalls, current longtime member of the AFS Board of Directors and past President of the Board has a new gig! He is now the Treasury and Debt Section Manager in the Office of the CFO for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Samuel L. Smalls, our longtime Board of Director member and past President of the Board has a new gig!

Samuel L. Smalls, our longtime Board of Director member and past President of the Board has a new gig!

Sam has had a 30-year career in municipal finance as municipal advisor, state agency executive director and wholesale/investment banker. Sam most recently served as head of California Public Finance at George K. Baum & Co, which was recently acquired by Stifel. Prior to GKB, he worked for Jefferies as a generalist banker, assisting with municipal infrastructure bond financing of over $20 billion as lead or co-senior manager, and over $160 billion as co-manager.

Sam is an alumnus of CORO’s Leadership Southern California leadership development program and has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies cum laude from Harvard College. Sam also holds several FINRA licenses, including Series 7, 53, and 63.

Sam has long been a champion of AFS and our work helping foster youth throughout Northern California:

For more information about our current Board of Directors, head to https://www.afs4kids.org/history/leadership-afs/.

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Alternative Family Services

Alternative Family Services (AFS) provides thoughtful, informed foster care, adoption and mental health services throughout California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento region. Since 1978, the mission of AFS has been – and continues to be – to support vulnerable children and families in need of stability, safety and well-being in communities through foster care, adoption and mental health services.

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