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National Financial Leader to be Honored by Board of Supervisors

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County Executive Office
November 23, 1998
Contact: Diane Thomas
(714) 834-6203

National Financial Leader To Be Honored by Board of Supervisors

SANTA ANA – Gedale B. Horowitz, senior managing director with Salomon Smith Barney headquartered in New York, will be honored tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors for his work in municipal finance and his exemplary role in serving the people of Orange County, said County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier.

Through his work with Salomon Brothers, Horowitz was responsible for all the firm’s activities related to the bankruptcy recovery financings and the restoration of the credit and credit rating of the County. "Dale served as the principal liaison between the County and Wall Street investors at a time when our financial reputation was perceived as unreliable," said Mittermeier. "During that time he distinguished himself by maintaining the tenets of municipal finance while guiding us through the maze of financial recovery."

Horowitz has worked in the financial community more than 40 years. He was a member of the original Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and was its chairman in 1977. He is the only person to serve as chairman of both the Public Securities Association in 1979 and the Securities Industry Association in 1991. Horowitz is currently a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Public Securities Association.

He is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. Horowitz is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.