PRESS RELEASE
September 14, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Schram
Ehlers
800.552.1171
tschram@ehlers-inc.com
Ehlers Adds Experienced Municipal Advisor to Illinois Team
John Piemonte Enriches Growing Team

CHICAGO, IL - September 15, 2016 - Ehlers, a leader in public finance, is pleased to announce the addition of John Piemonte as a Municipal Advisor in the Chicagoland and Illinois public finance market.

John is a veteran capital markets professional with over 20 years of experience in investment banking, portfolio management and cash management.  His most recent experience includes five years with Robert W. Baird & Company as Vice President of Public Finance Investment Banking, where he served as municipal advisor, placement agent and senior banker for a variety of cities, counties and other districts across Illinois.  
Prior to his work with Baird, he worked as a Director in Investment Banking/Municipal Underwriting for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets in Chicago, where he led RBC's national effort to issue tax credit and direct subsidy bonds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Principal and Municipal Advisor for the Illinois team, Jennifer Tammen, expressed, "John will bring a great deal of depth and experience to Ehlers' Illinois team and we look forward to utilizing his depth of municipal knowledge to provide service to our clients." Ehlers relocated to Chicago from Lisle in July, 2015.
About Ehlers 
Ehlers, an independent public finance advisor for over 60 years, is ranked third nationally in number of competitive sales advised.  (Source: Bloomberg competitive sales between 1/2/2015 and 12/31/2015. (212) 318-2000) Ehlers' goal is to help public sector clients' achieve practical financial solutions at the lowest cost to taxpayers. Ehlers works with counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and other governmental units to build better communities through the products and services offered include: Debt Issuance Services, Economic Development and Redevelopment, Financial Planning, and Strategic Communications. The only allegiance is to the communities to which are served by Ehlers. Visit http://www.ehlers-inc.com/ for more information.
 
 
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