Kathleen A. Aho

Kathleen A. Aho

Principal, CIPMA · +1 (651) 223 3048

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Kathleen Aho, a principal with Baker Tilly, has more than 40 years of experience as a municipal advisor.

Kathleen has a reputation for developing creative solutions for managing today’s most challenging financial issues, such as housing, economic development, sales and/or special tax-backed financings, transportation and enterprise management. She is also responsible for establishing municipal advisory standards within BTMA. Kathleen is a former board member and past president of the National Association of Municipal Advisors and the Minnesota Institute of Public Finance, and participates in the MSRB’s compliance advisory group.

  • Serves as primary representative to select municipal advisory clients
  • Works directly with clients and staff to develop customized financing structures
  • Develops individualized financial plans to meet clients financing needs
  • Assists clients analyze new or complex financing options
  • Presents financial concepts to staff and elected officials
  • Advises clients on post-issuance compliance matters and oversees the continuing disclosure and arbitrage groups
  • Provides complex financial models that assist clients in planning and managing unique revenue-based transactions
  • Assists clients analyze investment options
  • Assists in policy development related to debt and investments
  • Develops new service areas, establishes standards and procedures for advisory service delivery
  • Promotes professional development of staff
  • Speaks on public finance-related issues at national conferences and symposiums
  • Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), 2019 member, compliance advisory group
  • Minnesota Institute of Public Finance (MIPF), past president and former board member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA), past president and former board member
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Former elected school board member and chair
  • Appointed member of city planning commission
  • Budget and Finance Committee of Ecumen (not-for-profit senior housing development), former member




University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
Bachelor of Science in mathematics