Beth Downes

Beth is a Municipal Advisor with our School Finance Team. She brings nearly two decades of public finance experience to her role with the firm, most recently serving as the Director of Business Services for ROCORI school district.  Prior to that, she worked as a Business Manager with Holdingford Public Schools and a governmental audit […]

Randy Anderson

Randy is a Product Manager with our School Finance Team, bringing nearly 25 years of school finance experience to his role with the firm. Prior to joining Ehlers, he led the Business Services functions for several Minnesota school districts, including New Prague, Elk River, Lakeville and North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale. Since retiring from North St. Paul […]

Aaron Bushberger

Aaron is a Municipal Advisor with our School Finance Team, bringing more than 16 years’ school finance experience to his role with the firm. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2021, he worked for seven years as the Director of Finance for South St. Paul Public Schools and served as the Finance Director for South Washington […]

Shelby McQuay

Shelby is a Senior Municipal Advisor and serves as the Managing Director of Ehlers’ School Finance Team. She assists districts across Minnesota and Wisconsin with long-term capital planning and navigating the implications of legislative proposals on debt issuance. Before joining the firm in 2016, Shelby worked with the Minnesota Senate as a non-partisan research analyst […]

Ryan Miles, CPFIM

Ryan joined Ehlers as a Senior Investment Adviser in 2018, bringing more than 10 years’ financial and investment management experience to his role. Instrumental in driving the growth of our Investment services and capabilities, he was promoted to Managing Director in 2021. Previous to joining Ehlers, Ryan served as a Cash Management Officer with a […]

Annie Mallon

Annie serves as a Senior Public Finance Analyst on our Continuing Disclosure Team, serving all of Ehlers’ client regions. She regularly assists our clients with their disclosure compliance needs, including verifying past filings, and compiling and submitting required filings. Annie also helps our Wisconsin clients prepare legal and financial documentation related to Tax Incremental Financing […]

Stephen Broden

Stephen brings more than 13 years’ experience in providing arbitrage calculations and bond compliance training to his role as a Senior Arbitrage Consultant and Managing Director. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Stephen managed the national arbitrage practice at Arbitrage Compliance Specialists, Inc. and spent an additional decade working in the financial services industry. […]

Matthew Hammer

Matthew joined Ehlers in 2018 as a Municipal Advisor with our School Finance Team and was promoted to Senior Municipal Advisor in 2022. He brings more than a decade of direct school district experience to his role with the firm, most recently serving as the Director of Finance and Operations for Fridley Schools. Our clients […]

Roxann Martin

Roxy is a Finance Associate with our School Finance Team and also serves as a Corporate Marketing Coordinator. Prior to joining Ehlers, Roxy worked for five years as a Coordinator for the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Ehlers’ clients depend on Roxy for her exceptional customer service, willingness to do “whatever it takes” and dedication to accuracy. […]

Jodie Zesbaugh

Jodie is a Senior Municipal Advisor who joined Ehlers’ School Finance Team in 2009. She previously served 15 years as the Director of Financial Operations for the South Washington County School District. Her first-hand knowledge of district financial operations gives her unique insight into referendum planning, tax impacts and debt issuance for education projects. Jodie […]