Public Finance Pennsylvania


140 South Village Avenue, Suite 10
Exton, PA 19341

Leslie L. Bear Leslie L. Bear
Managing Director & Branch Manager
Les manages Baird’s Exton Public Finance office and has more than 24 years of public finance experience, specializing in school district general obligation debt issuance and investment services. He has spoken before numerous state and national conventions on debt management and investments.
Dan O'Brien

Daniel C. O’Brien
Dan O’Brien is based in Baird’s Exton, Pennsylvania office and is responsible for all aspects of project and client management.  Prior to joining Baird, Dan was a public finance banker with Janney Montgomery Scott.  Before that, he served as a bond attorney with Stevens & Lee and as a financial analyst with PNC Capital Markets and Commerce Capital Markets. His experience also includes working in the City of Philadelphia’s Office of the Director of Finance, where he managed the debt issuance of the city and its related agencies.

Dan’s experience includes financings for state issuers, cities, counties, local municipalities, school districts, municipal authorities, charter schools, private secondary schools, senior living providers, colleges and universities, and economic development agencies.  Dan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Political Science, and he received his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law.

Jamie Shelby James C. Shelby
James has more than 24 years of experience in public finance and has specialized in public and higher education, housing, transportation, infrastructure, and project financings.