September 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Schram
Ehlers Announces New Municipal Advisor in Colorado
Deb Hinsvark Strengthens Regional Resources

DENVER, CO - September 8, 2016 - Ehlers, a leader in public finance, announced today that Deb Hinsvark has joined the Colorado team as a Municipal Advisor to help further Ehlers' growing share of the Colorado public finance market.
Deb joins Ehlers with over 30 years of local government experience. She has had the opportunity to serve on the front line of government, starting, during college, as a clerk in Mesa County's assessor's office, and has moved through positions as an accountant, controller, chief financial officer and city manager. Her experience led her to the City and County of Denver where she managed its $5.5 billion debt portfolio. Denver International Airport, which accounted for about $4 billion of Denver's total debt, turned 10 years old during Deb's tenure, providing the opportunity for its original debt to be strategically restructured for significant savings.
Deb was the CFO of Kansas City, Missouri, during the Power and Light District genesis. In her six years with Steamboat Springs, Deb moved from Finance Director into the Deputy City Manager position and from there to City Manager. While in Steamboat Springs, she was able to work with the Redevelopment Authority to obtain its first credit rating and fund a renewed promenade for the ski mountain that ties amenities along the ski area base. The city's GO bond rating was raised from A+ to Aa.
A Colorado Certified Public Accountant, Deb is a graduate of Mesa State College and received her Master of Science, Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Senior Municipal Advisor and Vice President, James S. Harrington expressed, "Deb's knowledge of Colorado municipalities and network with many organizations are just some of the things she brings to the Colorado team. I am confident Deb will provide top-level service to our Colorado clients." Ehlers opened its Denver office in the Denver Tech Center following its merger with Public Finance Associates, LLC, in October, 2014.

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