Jennifer M. Tammen and Adrienne J. Archia Join Ehlers’ Team

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Combined Experience Expands Services in Illinois

We view Jennifer and Adrienne's engagement as proof of Ehlers' commitment to being the leading company in the Illinois market as well as throughout our industry.

Ehlers, a leader in public finance, is pleased to announce the recent growth of its Illinois office by adding Jennifer M. Tammen as Principal and Financial Advisor, and Adrienne J. Archia as Financial Advisor to allow for additional growth in the Chicagoland and Illinois public finance market.

Jennifer allied with Ehlers after serving as Principal and Owner of The TAMMEN GROUP, a real estate development consulting and public affairs advisory firm. She has 15 years of experience representing developers, property owners, and quasi-public agencies on matters related to economic development, tax increment financing, deal structuring, zoning and entitlements, planning, and early-stage project management for a variety of property types as well as providing counsel on real estate related policy matters. Jennifer has recently served as a Planning Project Manager for the Public Building Commission of Chicago and Economic Development Consultant for the City of Des Plaines. Her professional affiliations include the Illinois Tax Increment Association, Lambda Alpha International, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago.

Adrienne joined Ehlers from Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, where she oversaw the firm’s Midwest municipal finance efforts. She has worked on numerous financings for the Illinois and Midwest issuers during her 28-year career in governmental and public finance. Her work includes managing transactions for the City Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, Cook County, the State of Illinois and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Adrienne’s experience includes being Assistant to the CFO for the City of Chicago and to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also served as Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority. Adrienne’s professional memberships and affiliations include the Government Finance Officers Association, the Civic Federation, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

President and Senior Financial Advisor Steve Apfelbacher expressed, “Jennifer and Adrienne’s combined wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes them key additions to Ehlers. We view their engagement as proof of our commitment to being the leading company in the Illinois market as well as throughout our industry. Ehlers’ increasing demand from communities drove us to find individuals who fit in with our philosophy of public finance and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find two people of Jennifer and Adrienne’s talent to fulfill these roles. I’m confident that both will provide and implement high quality solutions for our clients.”

As Principal and Financial Advisor for the Illinois team, Jennifer’s responsibilities include overseeing the team and leveraging her extensive economic development expertise. Adrienne’s responsibilities are those of being a Financial Advisor, where she can demonstrate her governmental finance proficiency.

Jennifer asserted, “Speaking on behalf of Adrienne and myself, we are both excited about this collaboration, which is a win for us, the Company, and the communities which Ehlers serves. We look forward to leveraging our skills while helping Ehlers grow.”

About Ehlers
Ehlers, an independent public finance advisor for over 50 years, is ranked second nationally in number of competitive sales advised. (Source: Bloomberg, 212-318-2000. April, 2014.) Our goal is to help public sector clients' achieve practical financial solutions at the lowest cost to taxpayers. Our only allegiance is to the communities to which we serve. Our success is the result of established long-term relationships, hard work, and years of experience. Ehlers works with counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and other governmental units to build better communities through the products and services we offer: Debt Issuance Services, Economic Development and Redevelopment, Financial Planning, and Strategic Communications.

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