Brian Johnson

Brian joined Ehlers as our Director of Investment Services in 2024, bringing our clients more than 20 years’ experience in developing fixed-income portfolio strategies, cash flow forecasting and investment policies for public funds investors. He previously worked for nearly a decade for a public-sector asset management firm, where he provided fixed-income investment services to municipalities, […]

Casey Griffiths

Casey is a Senior Financial Specialist with our Wisconsin Municipal Finance Team, supporting our Municipal Advisors with debt planning and issuance, as well as tax incremental financing and utility rate studies. Prior to joining Ehlers, Casey served more than 13 years in administrative positions with Wisconsin municipalities. He was the first City Administrator for the […]

Alicia Gerosa

Public Finance Analyst Alicia Gerosa joined our Wisconsin Municipal Finance Team in 2024, and regularly assists clients with preparation of offering documents, pre- and post-sale reporting, and closing coordination. Prior to joining Ehlers, Alicia worked for a financial services technology platform for five years and served as a Benefits Analyst and Team Lead for a […]

Jim Groetsch, CPFIM

Jim serves as an Adviser on our Investment Team, where he helps Minnesota and Wisconsin clients with public funds portfolio strategy, development and management. He brings more than 13 years of retail and institutional investment experience to the firm, most recently working as a Vice President and Financial Consultant with a national brokerage firm, where […]

Tess Kuhn

Tess is a Public Finance Analyst on our Documents Team, where she regularly assists clients by preparing offering documents, completing pre- and post-sale reporting, and coordinating closings. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2023, she amassed more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry where she focused primarily on retail and commercial banking […]

Kayla Thorpe

Kayla is a Senior Financial Specialist with our Wisconsin Municipal Finance Team, helping clients with project management, long-term financial management planning, and economic development and redevelopment. She also assists our Wisconsin Municipal Advisors with public debt planning and issuance. Kayla brings nearly 15 years of local and federal government experience to her role with the […]

Jessica Cook

Jessica is Ehlers’ Director of Fiscal Consulting where she leads our team of Fiscal Consultants in developing long-term financial management plans, TIF management plans and utility rate studies. Jessica is well known and highly regarded for her ability to communicate the policy implications of project financing and rate setting, helping the clients she serves make […]

April Weller

April, a Senior Fiscal Consultant with our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team, 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 serving as the Finance Manager for the City of […]

Ariana Schmidt

Ariana is a Financial Specialist with our Wisconsin Municipal Finance Team, supporting our Municipal Advisors with debt planning and issuance, as well as tax incremental financing and utility rate studies. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2023, she gained nearly eight years of progressive experience in healthcare administration, earning advanced responsibilities and promotions along the way. […]

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 […]