Bonita K. Black

 Length of Service:  January 13, 2017 - present

Term Expires:  January 13, 2020

Bonita K. Black is an Attorney and Managing Member at Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC in Louisville, Ky. Ms. Black focuses her practice in the areas of general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate, structured, and municipal finance law. She has experience in formation and corporate governance compliance issues, municipal securities law, tax exempt financings, securitization transactions, debt and equity offerings, governmental bonds, non-profit financings, telecommunications regulatory issues and real estate finance.

Ms. Black served as bond and disclosure counsel for a utility in several bond issuances and drafted a new indenture for their bond program. She also served as counsel to a public utility company in several financings, including a cross-border lease transaction and a securitization transaction. The securitization was a first to use utility payments. She has also served as general counsel to a nonprofit company of corporate governance and transactions.

Ms. Black holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Kentucky and is a Harvard law graduate.

Ms. Black serves as a Trustee at St. Francis School, a Committee Member at Community Foundation of Louisville, General Counsel for Women Influencing Louisville, a board member at Business Diversity Network of Kentucky and a former board member at Family & Children's Place.

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