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. […]

Robin Roland

Robin works as a Senior Fiscal Consultant with our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team, providing interim staffing services for local government clients. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2022, she spent more than 32 years in municipal financial management, most recently serving as the Finance Director for the City of Cottage Grove. Robin lives along the Mississippi […]

Schane Rudlang

Schane serves as a Municipal Advisor on our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team where he primarily assists Ehlers’ clients with their Economic¬† Development and Redevelopment initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Schane spent 11 years as Bloomington’s Port Authority Administrator, leading over $1.3 billion in public and private investment in the South Loop District. His work […]

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 […]