DALLAS, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment banking Firm George K. Baum & Company ("GKB") announced today that it has expanded its Texas presence. Karl Biggers, Senior Vice President, will focus on broadening the Firm's scope of service in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the state. With more than 22 years of investment banking experience, Mr. Biggers has developed expertise in transportation, general obligation, water and sewer, and variable-rate financings for nonprofits.
Mr. Biggers joins the Texas Public Finance Group led by Executive Vice President Gary Machak. Additional members of the Texas senior leadership team include Senior Vice President Barton Withrow, First Vice President Jeanie Yarbrough, First Vice President David Webb, Vice President Bob Poswalk and Vice President Bradley Angst.
About Mr. Biggers
Mr. Biggers has worked with some of the largest and most frequent issuers in Texas, including the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Public Finance Authority, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, North Texas Tollway Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, City of Dallas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas County Community College District and Trinity River Authority. He also has worked with other issuers such as City of Cedar Hill, City of Irving, Leander Independent School District, Royse City Independent School District, Lewisville Independent School District, Cedar Hill Independent School District, DeSoto Independent School District and Wise County.
Mr. Biggers has served on the Board of Governors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and was Chairman of the Board of Help Is Possible, a substance abuse treatment program. He has also served as Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Dallas.
Prior to joining George K. Baum & Company, Mr. Biggers was with Duncan-Williams where he opened the company's Dallas office. He previously worked as a Banker with M.R. Beal & Company and as a Financial Advisor for First Southwest Company and Southwest Securities in Dallas.
About George K. Baum & Company
Founded in 1928 in Kansas City, MO, George K. Baum & Company is one of the nation's most experienced privately held investment banking firms and serves as Underwriter and Financial Advisor to some of the largest and most frequent issuers in the state of Texas. Staffed with more than 180 professionals, the Firm has 21 offices nationwide. George K. Baum & Company has been involved with many types of capital projects, including state and local governments, transportation authorities, airports, private and public K-12, charter schools, colleges and universities.
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