Treasurer, City of Philadelphia
Christian Dunbar, City Treasurer, was appointed in July 2019 by Mayor James F. Kenney as Treasurer to the City of Philadelphia after serving four years as Deputy City Treasurer. As City Treasurer, Mr. Dunbar oversees the $3.1 billion portfolio of cash and investments, custodial and commercial banking relationships for all City funds. In addition, he manages the City’s $9.0 billion debt portfolio and oversees all notes and bonds on behalf of the City’s General Fund and Enterprise Funds (Airport, Gas, Water, and Wastewater) to finance capital projects and equipment acquisitions in adherence to the City’s debt management policy.
Mr. Dunbar also currently serves as a Mayoral appointee and Chairman of the Philadelphia Land Bank Board of Directors and as an advisor to the United States Agency for International Development World Bank Group for the advancement of capital market developments, structured product development, and governance in emerging markets.
As a speaker, Mr. Dunbar has presented at conferences in the US, Canada, Africa, and Europe on topics including capital market development, emerging market risk, and Environmental Social & Governance impact (ESG).
Prior to joining the City, Mr. Dunbar was a wealth manager with Wells Fargo Advisors where he managed investments and credit products for high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and public entities. He holds a BA from Temple University, where he played four seasons on the football team. Mr. Dunbar is of Liberian descent is a descendant of American abolitionist and humanitarian, Harriet Tubman.