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 list of our Independent School clients since 2010:

12/14/17 Chadwick School
10/24/17 Lovett School
09/21/17 Escuela Bilingue Internacional
09/20/17 Grace Church School
09/14/17 Loudoun Country Day School
08/28/17 Pine Crest School
08/09/17 Charles River School
08/01/17 Madeira School
07/18/17 Garrison Forest School
06/28/17 Dunn School
06/23/17 Winchester Thurston School
06/15/17 The Peck School
06/13/17 Westover School
05/31/17 Colorado Academy
05/25/17 Hammond School
05/09/17 Ransom Everglades School
05/09/17 Jackson Academy
02/09/17 International School of the Peninsula
02/09/17 Concord Academy
01/25/17 Proctor Academy
11/11/16 Alexander Dawson School
11/10/16 Kent Denver School
11/02/16 Vail Mountain School
10/27/16 Woodberry Forest School
10/20/16 Carolina Friends School
09/28/16 Creative Center of Los Altos
09/22/16 Stevenson School
09/13/16 Princeton Day School
08/31/16 Norfolk Academy
07/21/16 Key School
07/01/16 Crystal Springs Uplands School
06/15/16 Providence Day School
05/12/16 Ursuline Academy
04/06/16 The Center for Early Education
04/01/16 Phillips Exeter Academy
03/09/16 St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School
12/16/15 Friends Community School
12/03/15 Ashley Hall School
12/02/15 Lawrence School
10/06/15 Noble and Greenough School
10/01/15 Bullis School
09/28/15 The Galloway School
09/14/15 Dexter Southfield School
09/01/15 Charlotte Country Day School
08/27/15 Kimball Union Academy
08/18/15 Miss Porter's School
07/08/15 Boston College High School
06/29/15 Shattuck-St. Mary's School
06/24/15 Aspen Country Day School
06/17/15 Holton-Arms School
06/01/15 St. Paul's School
06/01/15 The John Cooper School
05/21/15 St. Andrew's Episcopal School
05/01/15 Shorecrest Preparatory School
10/28/14 The Waynflete School
10/16/14 Asheville School
10/08/14 The Pembroke Hill School
09/23/14 Brentwood School
09/19/14 St. David's School
09/17/14 The Fletcher School
08/22/14 Porter-Gaud School
07/31/14 Woodside Priory School
07/25/14 Kiskiminetas Springs School
07/22/14 Episcopal School of Dallas
06/26/14 The Lab School of Washington
06/16/14 The Fessenden School
04/10/14 Marlborough School
03/31/14 Stratton Mountain School
03/27/14 The Culver Academies
03/26/14 Northfield Mt. Hermon School
02/20/14 Montessori Academy of Colorado
01/23/14 Montessori School of Denver
01/22/14 Bridgton Academy
10/17/13 Groton School
10/15/13 Middlesex School
09/17/13 Charlotte Latin School
08/29/13 Millbrook School
08/01/13 The Hun School of Princeton
07/25/13 Washington International School
07/01/13 Grace Church School
06/20/13 The Barstow School
05/30/13 Denver Academy
05/01/13 Rehoboth Christian School
04/12/13 Brookwood School
03/06/13 St. John's High School of Worcester
12/17/12 San Francisco Friends School
12/14/12 Park Century School
12/03/12 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
10/31/12 Dwight-Englewood School
10/11/12 Westtown School
10/03/12 Willows Community School
08/15/12 Aspen Music Festival & School
08/15/12 Aspen Country Day School
08/07/12 Lovett School
07/27/12 Montessori School of Denver
07/11/12 Cardigan Mountain School
06/29/12 Bullis School
06/28/12 Shore Country Day School
06/07/12 Randolph School
04/02/12 The John Cooper School
03/06/12 The Webb Schools
02/09/12 The New England Center for Children
01/31/12 Sandy Springs Friends School
01/27/12 The Calverton School
01/06/12 Westminster Christian School
01/05/12 The Rectory School
12/19/11 Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
10/28/11 Brooks School
07/01/11 The Bolles School
06/24/11 St. Mary's School
06/09/11 Noble and Greenough School
06/07/11 Sidwell Friends School
04/01/11 St.Stephen's Episcopal School
03/10/11 Stevenson School
12/20/10 Sage Hill School
12/17/10 Proctor Academy
12/01/10 Porter-Gaud School
11/05/10 The Buckley School
09/30/10 St. Paul's School
09/23/10 Providence Day School
05/03/10 Pinkerton Academy
03/03/10 Wilbraham & Monson Academy
03/02/10 St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School
02/24/10 Palmer Trinity School
02/03/10 Aspen Academy


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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