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Chuck Procknow is an Executive Vice President in George K. Baum & Company's Higher Education & Nonprofit Finance Group. Mr. Procknow has built a national practice focusing on the tax-exempt financing needs of independent primary and secondary schools. He has also provided underwriting and municipal advisory services for higher education institutions, healthcare and social services institutions, museums, and biomedical research-related institutions. During his career, Mr. Procknow has served as senior banker for more than 300 tax-exempt bond issues for nonprofit clients across the country.

Mr. Procknow's client base includes some of the most established independent schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH), Groton School (Groton, MA), Thacher School (Ojai, CA) and Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.), as well as regional schools such as Barstow School (Kansas City, MO), Marlborough School (Los Angeles, CA), John Cooper School (Woodlands, TX) and The Hun School of Princeton (Princeton, NJ).

Prior to joining George K. Baum & Company, Mr. Procknow served 17 years as head of State Street Bank & Trust Company's Public Finance Department where he was responsible for all public sector investment banking activities. He is recognized nationally as one of the leading bankers for integrating interest rate swaps into borrowers' plans of finance.

Mr. Procknow has been quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal and The Bond Buyer. He has published an article on capital financing in Independent School Magazine and has been a regular presenter at a range of industry conferences, including National Business Officers Association (NBOA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) National Conference, CASE/NAIS Annual Meeting National Conference and the Association of Independent Research Institute (AIRI) Annual Meeting.

Mr. Procknow received a Master's Degree of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree from Emory University.

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Independent School Client Experience

The following is a partial list of our Independent School clients:

Abraham Joshua Heschel School, NY
Aspen Country Day School, CO
Aspen Music Festival and School, CO
The Auditory/Oral School of New York, NY
Bancroft School, MA
Barstow School, KS
Belmont Day School, MA
Belmont Hill School, MA (3 issues)
Berkshire School, MA
Berwick Academy, ME (2 issues)
Bishop Guertin High School, NH
The Bolles School, FL
Boston College High School, MA (2 issues)
Brewster Academy, NH
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, NY (3 issues)
Brooks School, MA (2 issues)
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School, MA (3 issues)
Buckley School, CA
Bullis School, MD
The Calverton School, MD
Cambridge Friends School, MA
Cardigan Moutain School, NH
Childpeace Montessori School, OR
Concord Academy, MA
Congregation Darchei Torah, NY
Congregation Lev Bais Yaakov, NY
Criterion Children Services, MA
Dana Hall School, MA
De Matha Catholic High School, MD
Derryfield School, NH (2 issues)
Dexter and Southfield Schools, MA (2 issues)
Dwight Englewood School, NJ
Epiphany Community Nursery School, NY
Evergreen Center, MA (3 issues)
Evergreen Country Day School, CO
The Fessenden School, MA
Foxcroft Academy, ME
The Governor's Academy, MA (2 issues)
Groton School, MA (3 issues)
Hillcrest Educational Centers, MA (2 issues)
Hotchkiss School, CT
The John Cooper School, TX (2 issues)
JSerra Catholic High School, CA
Kent Denver School, CO
Kents Hill School, ME
Kimball Union Academy, NH
The Learning Center for Deaf Children, MA (2 issues)
Lev Bais Yaakov, NY
The Lovett School, GA
The Madeira School, VA
Meadowbrook School, MA
Miss Porter's School, CT
Montessori School of Denver, CO
New England Center for Children, MA (2 issues)
New England Home for Little Wanderers, MA
New Hampton School, NH
Noble and Greenough School, MA
Northfield Mount Hermon, MA (2 issues)
Oregon Episcopal School, OR
Palmer Trinity School, FL
Park School, MA
Park Century School, CA
Peddie School, NJ
Pembroke Hill School, MO (2 issues)
Phillips Academy, MA (2 issues)
Phillips Exeter Academy, NH (2 issues)
Pinkerton Academy, NH
Porter-Gaud School, SC (2 issues)
Princeton Day School, NJ
Princeton Montessori School, NJ
Proctor Academy, NH
Providence Day School, NC
Randolph School, AL
The Rectory School, CT
Riverdale Country School, NY
Sage Hill School, CA
San Francisco Friends School, CA
Sandy Spring Friends School, MD
Shore Country Day School, MA
Sidwell Friends School, DC
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
St. John's High School, MA
St. Mary's School, CA
St. Mary's School, WY
St. Paul's School, NH (3 issues)
Stevenson School, CA (2 issues)
Stratton Mountain School, VT
Tabor Academy, MA (2 issues)
Thacher School, CA (2 issues)
Vail Mountain School, CO
Walnut Hill School, MA (2 issues)
Waynflete School, ME (2 issues)
The Webb Schools, CA
Westminster Christian School, FL
Westtown School, PA
Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA
The Willows Community School, CA
Worcester Academy, MA
Xaverian Brothers High School, MA
Yeshiva Darchei Torah, NY

 

The above list is a representative client list of George K. Baum & Company. The names on this list are not to be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of George K. Baum & Company's services. George K. Baum & Company has worked with the schools on this list or the foundations that serve them to manage and/or underwrite bond financings.

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