Janney succeeds because of the people who choose to work here, the depth of their experience, and the diversity found among them. We work to foster an environment of inclusion, respect, and engagement that provides our team members with the best opportunities to make a difference and add value to all relationships.

 

 


Our Strategy

Janney supports programs and partnerships that help us deliver an inclusive environment and provide ways for team members to feel welcome to engage regardless of background or role.

 

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Workforce

Broadening the employment pipeline by growing and developing existing talent and attracting a wider candidate pool.

Highlights

  • Enhancing interview process to expand pool of diverse candidates
  • Strengthening external recruiting partnerships
  • Hybrid mentorship program
  • Critical contributors program
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Workplace

Fostering an inclusive culture, mitigating bias through diversity education, and challenging systemic inequities.

Highlights

  • Ongoing diversity educational courses 
  • Mentors through Allyship Program 
  • IMPACT Conference series

 

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Community

Expanding our definition of and reach as corporate citizens to make a positive impact in our local communities.

Highlights

  • Use of diverse suppliers throughout the firm
  • $150,000 donation to the United Negro College Fund
  • Active support for 300+ national and local community organizations

 

 

Support and Accountability

In addition to the support of our employees, community and other external partners, we partner with internal groups to provide support and accountability with helping to advance the firm’s strategic initiatives.

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

Initially formed in 2016, the Council is committed to helping achieve the firm’s diversity and inclusion vision by identifying best practices, making recommendations to management, representing the firm’s efforts in the community, and helping foster an inclusive environment.

 

Experience

As Managing Director, Head of Public Finance at Janney, Vivian Altman is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s public finance business, with a focus on banking, strategic planning, coordinating execution with underwriting and sales, and expanding the group’s presence across a number of key markets.

Vivian has worked as an investment banker in the public finance industry for over 35 years. She has had a managing role in structuring and preparing issues for the market, financing general government projects, economic development projects, port facilities, toll roads, transit properties, health care institutions, solid waste facilities, water and waterwaste authorities, and student loan bond issues. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has been responsible for about $148 billion in managed issuance.

Prior to Janney, Vivian served the Township of Edison, NJ as President and CEO of the Economic Development Council and Redevelopment Agency. Before that, she spent time at JPMorgan Chase as a team leader for the firm's work on behalf of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as transportation issuers. Her background also includes ownership of her own financial advisory firm, Altman & Co., serving a wide range of clients including state and local governments and authorities.

Nominated by Governor Whitman, Vivian served on the Board of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority from 1993-2010, which she chaired for the final 10 years. She also served as a member of the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority and on the Board of the CARES Foundation, a support and advocacy organization for families affected by the genetic disease Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. She is a founding member and Co-President of the Northeast Women in Public Finance and was named a “Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance” by The Bond Buyer in 2011.

Vivian earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Barnard University. She holds the Series 7, Series 50, Series 53, Series 54, and Series 63 licenses.

Experience

As Managing Director, Head of Public Finance at Janney, Vivian Altman is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s public finance business, with a focus on banking, strategic planning, coordinating execution with underwriting and sales, and expanding the group’s presence across a number of key markets.

Vivian has worked as an investment banker in the public finance industry for over 35 years. She has had a managing role in structuring and preparing issues for the market, financing general government projects, economic development projects, port facilities, toll roads, transit properties, health care institutions, solid waste facilities, water and waterwaste authorities, and student loan bond issues. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has been responsible for about $148 billion in managed issuance.

Prior to Janney, Vivian served the Township of Edison, NJ as President and CEO of the Economic Development Council and Redevelopment Agency. Before that, she spent time at JPMorgan Chase as a team leader for the firm's work on behalf of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as transportation issuers. Her background also includes ownership of her own financial advisory firm, Altman & Co., serving a wide range of clients including state and local governments and authorities.

Nominated by Governor Whitman, Vivian served on the Board of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority from 1993-2010, which she chaired for the final 10 years. She also served as a member of the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority and on the Board of the CARES Foundation, a support and advocacy organization for families affected by the genetic disease Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. She is a founding member and Co-President of the Northeast Women in Public Finance and was named a “Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance” by The Bond Buyer in 2011.

Vivian earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Barnard University. She holds the Series 7, Series 50, Series 53, Series 54, and Series 63 licenses.

 

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups cultivate an inclusive culture by helping employees engage with colleagues, develop leadership skills, and contribute to the firm’s strategic initiatives.

 

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Early Career Professionals

Providing development tools and opportunities for employees in the early stages of their careers to build a network and sharpen essential professional skills.

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Military Affinity Group

Improving morale and welfare of forward deployed members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

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MOSAIC

Raising ethnic and cultural awareness to act as a bridge across cultural issues within the firm.

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Spectrum

Promoting a mindful and inclusive culture at Janney with an eye toward the LGBTQ+ community.

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Thrive

Promotes awareness of mental health and wellness through support, education, and social connection of Janney employees and family members.

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Toastmasters

A group focused on the development and advancement of communication and leadership skills.

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Women’s Interactive Network

Improving the business and professional environment for everyone with an emphasis on the advancement, retention, and recruitment of women at the firm.

 

 


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