Mr. Tom Kaleko, Executive Vice President, directs Springsted’s Client Development services throughout the U.S.  Mr. Kaleko has 20 years of local government experience, including 6 years as the City Administrator in Gardner, Kansas and 12 years serving in the capacity of Assistant City Administrator in Lenexa, Kansas and Blue Springs, Missouri.  Since joining Springsted in 2005, Mr. Kaleko has focused on creating financial and economic development solutions for metropolitan suburbs, regional centers, and school districts.  Mr. Kaleko works with clients to craft financing solutions for operational and capital needs while managing tax rates and fees.  He has helped numerous communities evaluate economic development proposals and negotiate mutually beneficial public-private partnerships.  Mr. Kaleko received a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and is a Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor.