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Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard

Development Manager
Brendan Leonard

Brendan currently serves as Ehlers’ Development Manager where he oversees our systems development team. He constantly seeks ways to advance technologies that improve processes and enhance client value. Brendan takes pride in helping local governments and public agencies overcome challenges and making sure their projects are completed accurately and efficiently. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2011, Brendan was a newspaper editor, which ultimately sparked his interest in local government and finance.

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
  • Systems Development

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor


Bachelor’s Degree in Print Journalism, University of Minnesota
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Community Involvement

Youth Basketball Coach
Elementary School PTA Member