Jessica Cook

Jessica is an Economic Development Advisor on our Minnesota Team and also manages Ehlers’ team of  fiscal planning consultants.  In her economic development role, Jessica assists Minnesota communities with pro forma analysis, developer roundtables, feasibility analyses for small-area plans and developer-fee analyses. She also leads our Fiscal Consultants in developing long-term financial management plans, TIF […]

April Weller

April Weller is a Senior Fiscal Consultant with our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team where she regularly assists clients with long-term financial management planning, utility rate studies, and tax increment financing administration and reporting.  Prior to joining Ehlers, April amassed more than seven years of direct local government experience, most recently servicing as the Finance Manager […]

Pam Ziermann, CSCP

Pam is Ehlers’ Chief Compliance Officer, bringing more than 30 years of progressive responsibilities and achievements in financial services to her role with the firm. Over the course of her career, Pam has created and implemented policies and procedures to help ensure compliance with FINRA, MSRB, SEC, State, NFA, CFTC, Fannie Mae, and HUD for […]

Betty Dagnew

Betty serves as a Public Finance Analyst for all Ehlers’ market areas, assisting our municipal advisor teams with competitive bond marketing and sale coordination, as well as paying agent services. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in finance and prior to joining Ehlers, she worked for a regional financial […]

Cliff Janney

Cliff serves as a Client Service Advisor with Ehlers’ Investment Team. Prior to joining the firm, he spent more than 20 years working as a para-planner, financial advisor, customer service representative and accountant with large national financial services companies. Throughout his career, Cliff has always enjoyed helping clients design and achieve their financial goals through […]

Nha Nguyen

Nha is a Public Finance Analyst who coordinates all aspects of bond sales to help Ehlers’ clients obtain the best available cost structure. He collaborates with underwriters, receives competitive bids on sale day and completes closing documentation. In addition, Nha supports our Investment Team with market research and analysis, fixed-income trading, cash flow and account […]

Joy Vander Heiden

Joy brings more than 25 years’ human resources experience to her role as Ehlers’ Director of Human Resources  A valued member of our Leadership Team, Joy oversees all areas of human capital management including recruiting and selection, employee relations and benefits administration. A native of Green Bay, Joy moved to Minnesota after college and currently […]

Joel Melstrom, CFA

Joel joined Ehlers in 2019 as a Senior Arbitrage Consultant. Previously, he held a managerial position with a nationally recognized arbitrage firm in which he provided arbitrage consulting and related bond compliance services to issuers throughout the country. Joel lives in Blaine with his wife and two young daughters. When he’s not working, he enjoys […]

Sam Mahn

Sam Mahn serves as Ehlers Companies’ Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing our Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Technology, Arbitrage and Treasury Management functions. He is an integral member of our Management Team, helping drive company growth and success by seizing opportunities for enhanced efficiency and profitability. Prior to joining the firm, […]

Nicole Aly

Nicole joined Ehlers in 2015 and serves a hybrid role with the firm. She works as an Accounting and Audit Specialist, managing corporate payroll, billing, expense reporting and regulatory compliance protocols. She also assists our Paying Agent Services Team, helping clients ensure their semi-annual public debt payments are made accurately and on time. Prior to […]