A pioneer and regional leader in municipal advisory services since 1955, Ehlers helps clients build strong, vibrant and sustainable communities by delivering independent, integrated advice across all areas of public finance. We work with more than 1,500 local governments, schools, and public agencies across five states; placing our clients’ needs and best interests at the center of everything we do.

Our Mission: Building Communities

Our Mission: Building Communities

Our Vision

To be the recognized leader in every market we serve, highly-regarded for delivering independent, yet fully-integrated advisory expertise across all areas of public finance.

Our Values


We achieve and maintain optimal industry certifications, learn from our mentors and amass skills with each client project. We stay on top and ahead of market conditions and developments.


We value honesty and integrity in everything we do. We're committed to doing right by our clients and our colleagues.


We are sincere, honest, and warm. We gladly roll up our sleeves to help clients and our colleagues get things done.


We work for the best interests of the client. Period. We understand our success and our future depends on our ability to deliver strong value to our clients by positioning them for success.


We are recognized as a national leader in competitive bond sales, not because we are a big company that does cookie-cutter deals, but because we are nimble organization that can move quickly as clients’ needs change.


We bring the full-depth of our collective ‘bench strength’ to each client project. We cross-pollinate knowledge, expertise and perspectives across internal teams to ensure our customers get the very best ideas and advice we have to offer. We never ‘phone it in.’

Our Leadership

Ehlers’ management team reflects our philosophy of bringing our best ideas to every client relationship.  They combine their leadership experience in business and advisory services to help ensure we deliver the utmost in client value, which in turn helps ensure our own success and growth.

Philip Cosson
Senior Municipal Advisor/Board Chair
Greg Crowe
Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal
David Holleran
Chief Compliance Officer/Principal
James Mann
Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal
Brian Reilly
Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal
Todd Taves
Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal
Kristin Cummings
Director, Marketing & Communications
Sam Mahn
Finance Director, Controller

Our Partners

Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
Colorado Association of School Boards
National Government Finance Officers Association
Wisconsin Town Association
Wisconsin Rural Schools Association
Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association
Colorado Clerks and City Managers Association
Wisconsin County Treasurer's Association
Colorado Counties, Inc.
Kansas Government Finance Officers Association
Wisconsin Counties Association
Illinois Library Association
Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Illinois Association of School Business Officers
Minnesota Association of Townships
Association of Minnesota Counties