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St. Louis, MO 63105
Chairman & CEO
Peggy “Pepe” Finn has served as the CEO of Stern Brothers since 2009, having served on the Firm’s board since 2006. During her tenure, the Firm has become increasingly diverse. Although the Firm was founded by two brothers in 1917, today the majority of the Firm’s senior leadership is female. For us, the Women Business Enterprise (WBE) designation is about much more than ownership, it is about how we run our business. Ms. Finn has built a management team comprised of veteran municipal finance professionals. These include Linda Matkowski Chief Operating Officer, former head of Capital Markets for City Securities, Gwendolyn Taylor, General Council and Chief Compliance Officer and Karen Warren, head of operations. Ms. Finn is a seasoned executive with a broad range of experience and civic commitment. A former securities broker for Merrill Lynch and municipal investment banker for Boatman’s Bank (now Bank of America), she has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1987.
Ms. Finn has a strong civic commitment. She served for a number of years as both a trustee and Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. She currently serves on the Board of the Nine Network of Public Media (Channel 9, PBS), the national board of the Institute for Southern Jewish Life, and is a Trustee for the Citizens Budget Commission in New York City.
She has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the 25 most influential business women.
Ms. Finn received her BA in Political Philosophy from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1980 and her JD from St. Louis University School of Law in 1987.