Ms. Kathleen Aho has been a principal of the firm since 1993.  She has a reputation for developing creative solutions for managing today’s most challenging financial issues, such as housing, economic development, advance refunding, sales and/or special tax-backed financings and enterprise management.  In over 30 years of experience as an advisor to the public sector, she has served as manager on hundreds of financing assignments that involved both taxable and tax-exempt obligation transactions.  Ms. Aho is the past president of the Minnesota Institute of Public Finance and a past president of the National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors, former chair of the organization’s Standards, Ethics and Certification Committee.