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 […]

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 […]

Harry Allen

Harry is an Associate Municipal Advisor on our Wisconsin Team, helping clients with debt issuance and management, economic development and redevelopment, and financial management and planning. Prior to joining Ehlers, Harry worked for Baker Tilly, assisting counties and municipalities with tax increment creation/amendment, reporting and projections, incentive structuring and reporting, and debt issuance. Before that, […]

Dan Tienter

Dan is a Municipal Advisor with our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team. He regularly assists clients with municipal debt transactions, economic development and redevelopment initiatives, long-term financial planning, fiscal studies and utility rate analyses. Dan brings 10 years of direct local government experience to his role with the firm, most recently serving as the Director of […]