DENVER, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment banking firm George K. Baum & Company ("GKB" or the "Firm") announced today that Executive Vice President Linda Eremita, located in GKB's Pittsburgh, PA, office, will take over as manager of the Firm's Higher Education & Nonprofit Finance Group.
Executive Vice President Lee White, founder and former manager of the Firm's Higher Education & Nonprofit Finance Group, recently stepped down from his management role but will remain as an investment banker at GKB. Mr. White will focus on continuing to foster his long-term client relationships, representing the Firm and mentoring bankers.
"Linda Eremita is a first class investment banker and very highly regarded in our field," Mr. White said. "She possesses all the skills to move our group forward including high integrity, intellect and putting her clients first."
Ms. Eremita will join current manager and Senior Vice President Julia Donnelly. Ms. Eremita and Ms. Donnelly lead a team of bankers and analysts that have been involved with more than 400 higher education issues, with a total par value exceeding $12.7 billion, since 2000.
About Linda Eremita:
Ms. Eremita's 31-year career is punctuated by her successful tenure as an investment banker and financial advisor, bond rating analyst (Standard & Poor's), college and university trustee, and urban planner. The majority of her career has been devoted to higher education clients where she has led a significant number of financings and is an active financial advisor to many. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Duquesne University and a Master's Degree from Boston University. Ms. Eremita has been a speaker at many national and regional education industry conferences and has authored a variety of articles in the field.
Ms. Eremita's dedication to higher education is demonstrated by her commitment to numerous organizations including Messiah College (trustee and finance committee member), Saint Francis University (trustee; finance committee member; and chair of the committee on trustees), Catholic Charities (finance committee member), and Dartmouth College (former parents committee member).
About George K. Baum & Company:
George K. Baum & Company has long been recognized as an industry leader in the structuring, underwriting and marketing of taxable and tax-exempt municipal securities. Founded more than 88 years ago in Kansas City, MO, George K. Baum & Company is one of the nation's most experienced privately held investment banking firms.
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