Mid-Atlantic Public Finance

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Extensive experience. Steadfast commitment.

The Mid-Atlantic Public Finance group is a hands-on banking team with a proven record of providing reliable results for municipal entities throughout Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. Our goal is simple: Provide clients with high-quality financial services while carefully monitoring market conditions and opportunities.

The Mid-Atlantic team has extensive finance experience in state and local governments, higher education, transportation and infrastructure, housing, airports, charter schools, and unclaimed securities liquidation. Additionally, our group is backed by the robust resources of Raymond James, a firm whose presence in the Mid-Atlantic area includes 1,132 registered representatives in 334 branch locations, managing over $110 billion in assets in 346,194 retail accounts. Raymond James consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally for senior managing underwriting.*

*Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount (2015 – 2021).
Stats as of December 31, 2021. Past performance may not be indicative of future results.

Full-service Capabilities

  • Underwriting
    • Underwriting
    • General Obligation
    • Limited Tax Obligations
    • Water & Sewer/Utilities
    • Certificates of Participation
    • Higher Education
    • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
    • Airports
    • Housing
    • Healthcare
    • Master Lease Program Financing
  • Charter Schools
  • Private Placements
  • USDA Financing
  • Rating Agency Strategy
  • Economic Development Projects
  • Debt Portfolio Analysis
  • Pension Bond Financing Options
  • Investment of Proceeds
  • Financial Advisory
  • Derivatives Advisory
  • Unclaimed Property Security Liquidation


Ronald L. Tillett
Managing Director, Head of Mid-Atlantic Public Finance
Richmond, VA
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Sean E. Ekiert, CFA
Managing Director
Richmond, VA
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Chris Spelbring
Managing Director
Richmond, VA
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George Pugh
Managing Director
St. Simons Island, GA
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D.J. Mehigan
Managing Director
Richmond, VA
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Matt Palumbo
Vice President
Richmond, VA
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Pam Allen
First Vice President
Raleigh, NC
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Rachel Adams
Richmond, VA
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