May 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Schram
Ehlers Announces Key Hire in Colorado
Matthew Dempsey Joins Growing Team

DENVER, CO - MAY 19, 2016 - Ehlers, a leader in public finance, is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Colorado office with the addition of Matthew Dempsey as a Municipal Advisor.

Matthew comes to Ehlers with over three years of municipal finance experience in fixed and variable rate debt structuring and issuance, quantitative analysis, financial modeling, and credit analysis.

His previous experience includes being a Senior Analyst with Public Financial Management Corporation, where he advised on over $2.3 billion of fixed and variable municipal debt. Matthew has advised municipalities, water and wastewater authorities, economic development authorities, special tax districts, school districts and public-private partnerships. Matt has also served as a Financial Consultant with Accenture, where he managed the development, implementation and amendment of twenty-eight business processes for government clients.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Charlottesville, VA.

Senior Municipal Advisor and Vice President, James S. Harrington expressed, "We are excited with the wealth of experience in debt portfolio management, financial policies, capital planning and cash flow analysis Matthew brings to the Colorado team. In particular his experience working with debt issuance and planning. This will not only help us reach clients throughout the Denver area, but also supports Ehlers' goals throughout the State." Ehlers opened its Denver office in the Denver Tech Center following its merger with Public Finance Associates, LLC, in October, 2014.
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   for more information.
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