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Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard

Public Finance Manager
Brendan Leonard

Brendan currently serves as a Public Finance Manager in our Wisconsin office. He leads our Offering Documents team, working with municipalities and districts in Illinois and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2011, Brendan was a newspaper editor where he developed an interest in government and finance. Brendan works with clients and Municipal Advisors to assemble Official Statements along with other key documents and reports before and after the issuance of debt. Brendan is client-focused and service-oriented. He takes pride in helping clients overcome challenges and making sure their projects are completed accurately and efficiently.

Brendan lives in the Milwaukee area with his wife, Heather and their two children. He is a self-proclaimed petter of cats, maker of coffee, reader of books, shooter of baskets, catcher of fish, teller of dad jokes, griller of meats….and writer of run-on sentences. He’s very active with his children, volunteering both at school and in extra-curricular activities.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Official Statement Preparation
  • Pre & Post Sale Reporting
  • Closing Document Coordination
  • Document Editing & Review

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor


Bachelor of Arts – Print Journalism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Master of Public Administration, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Community Involvement

Local Recreation Department – Youth Basketball Coach
Kids’ School – PTA Member