The Association For Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) Announces 2016 Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award

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Mt Royal, NJ – The Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance presented Buzz Larsen of Chapman and Cutler, LLP the 2016 Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award at the AGLF Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina held May 4-6, 2016.

Buzz is a managing partner in the Chicago office of Chapman and Cutler, LLP.  Buzz’s contributions to public finance span 40+ years, including participating in AGLF for over 30 years.  As one of the pioneers and leaders of the municipal leasing industry, Buzz spearheaded one of the first lease tender option programs (“LeaseTOPS”) in the early 1990s, known as BusTOPS.  The success of this program created various avenues for the leasing industry that expanded well into the 2000s.

Buzz has contributed significantly to AGLF. He served on AGLF’s Board of Directors form 1999-2005 and has been extensively involved with AGLF conference, including chairing and planning of conferences and sharing legal developments and practical perspectives with the market.

In gratitude for his years of dedication, service, leadership and guidance to the municipal leasing industry, AGLF is honored to recognize Buzz Larsen with the 2016 Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance is a nonprofit association whose membership is comprised of companies actively engaged in governmental and non-profit leasing and finance. AGLF was founded in 1981 to provide an educational forum and industry oversight among issuers, leasing companies, investment banking firms, banks, and third-party lease brokers who participate in the lease-purchase financing of real and personal property to state and local governments. Law firms, municipal bond insurers and rating agencies complement the membership, as do equipment vendors.