Marc Dispense is an Executive Vice President and Manager of George K. Baum & Company's Underwriting & Syndication Desk. Mr. Dispense manages the underwriting and sales teams, while working on new issue pricing and syndication. He is responsible for GKB's daily bond issuance and sales distribution. Mr. Dispense works with one of the most seasoned and professional sales teams in the industry, which maintains some of the longest standing relationships with investors. Mr. Dispense's underwriting career with George K. Baum & Company includes working with municipal issuers from a variety of industries and regions. Since he joined the Underwriting & Syndication Desk in 2005, GKB successfully senior-managed more than 2,700 new bond issues in excess of $40 billion. Among the billions of dollars of bonds issued nationally by George K. Baum & Company, Mr. Dispense takes pride in maintaining focus on the smallest of details and working to find the best possible market execution to benefit GKB's clients. Mr. Dispense has a passion for discovering new marketing processes and bond structures that satisfy investor needs while lowering issuer borrowing rates. Prior to working on the Underwriting & Syndication Desk, Mr. Dispense worked on GKB's Secondary Trading Desk beginning in April of 2003. He was responsible for secondary housing trades, in addition to trading municipal bonds for the Northeast region. Mr. Dispense earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver and undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing. He is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.