Small, but strategically focused, Sycamore brings depth, expertise and a passion for its clients to each assignment.
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Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton
President

Chris Valentino

Chris Valentino
Senior Vice President

Jessica Lamendola

Jessica Lamendola
Senior Vice President

Lucien Harlow-Dion

Lucien Harlow-Dion
Senior Quantitative Analyst

Susan Rehfeldt

Susan Rehfeldt
Analyst and Senior Compliance Assistant


Jessica Lamendola
Senior Vice President

Ms. Lamendola joined Sycamore in 2021 and formerly served as the director of administrative and financial services for the City of Topeka (Kan.). She also brings strong rating agency experience to Sycamore Advisors in addition to her extensive background in budgeting, performance management, accounting, financial reporting, contracts and procurement, debt issuance and fund management. Ms. Lamendola will focus on providing advice to clients in credit structure development, rating agency relationships, and investor outreach.

As an assistant vice president at Moody’s Investors Service, Ms. Lamendola was the state lead for local governments in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. She previously worked for several other New York issuers, including the Town of North Hempstead, NY (Director of Finance and Acting Comptroller) and Nassau County, NY (Investor Relations Coordinator).

Ms. Lamendola holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Portland. She serves on the Committee on Governmental Debt Management for GFOA, is a board member for Women in Public Finance, and previously served on the Northeast Women in Public Finance Board. She holds the Series 50 Municipal Advisor Representative designation from the MSRB.

Email: jlamendola@sycamoreadvisors.com
Phone: 503.740.1772