Doug Baldessari

Doug Baldessari



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Doug Baldessari has been with the firm since 2000 and is a principal with the public sector practice group.

Doug has over 22 years’ experience in providing financial studies and municipal advisory services for utility projects. These projects often involve bond financing, financial analysis and determining utility revenue requirements, cost-of-service studies, asset management and financial planning associated with capital acquisition. Doug also has significant experience providing advisory services related to the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and now the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) where he serves as the public practice service lead for Baker Tilly.

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Practices financial reporting, strategic planning and utility rate management for utilities
  • Tax credit experience to support project development activities for renewable energy and energy transition
  • National speaker and author supporting the utilities industry
  • Provides asset management and capital project planning for utilities
  • Utility cost of service studies and rate design
  • Proficient in system development/capacity fee studies
  • Offers assistance in wholesale rate development and assistance with intergovernmental contract negotiations
  • Assists with bond financing through the open market, state revolving fund, rural development and other sources
  • Testifies as expert witness before regulatory agencies, courts and local public hearings on behalf of clients
  • Advises and assists with acquisitions, disposition, mergers and privatization and re-municipalization
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • WEF Finance and Administrative Subcommittee
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)
  • Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA)
  • Indiana Section American Water Works Association
  • Registered Municipal Advisor Series 50 and Series 54
  • Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) State of Indiana


Indianapolis, IN


Master of Professional Accountancy

Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis

Bachelor of Science in finance
University of Connecticut – Storrs