Katie Carroll, the state's deputy Treasurer, received a top honor today from Women in Public Finance at its 2010 annual Founders Awards reception in Chicago.
Carroll received the group's "She's Our Hero" award. It recognizes a woman in public finance for leadership in her professional career and other aspects of her life.
"No one deserves this award more than Katie," Treasurer Bill Lockyer said in a statement announcing Carroll's honor.
"Despite turbulent capital markets and the state's budget troubles, our office in 2009 sold $20 billion of bonds that financed crucial infrastructure projects and put Californians to work. Katie's leadership made that success possible."
Carroll, who was named deputy treasurer by Lockyer last year, said she was humbled to be recognized by her female peers.
Carroll started at the Treasurer's Office in 1986 as an analyst. She worked her way up to head the Public Finance Division, which oversees the state's bond sales.
Women in Public Finance is a 13-year-old nonprofit, educational and professional networking organization for women in the public finance industry.