Steve Shogren is a Senior Vice President in George K. Baum & Company's Kansas/Missouri Public Finance Group. He joined GKB in 2002 and is focused on cities, counties, school districts and other issuers of municipal bonds in the state of Kansas. Mr. Shogren is one of the top investment bankers in the state, providing municipal advisory and underwriting services on more than $2 billion in bonds for capital improvements and refundings in the last decade. He has provided municipal advice and campaign management services on more than 160 successful elections for capital improvement bond issues in the state of Kansas. In 1999, Mr. Shogren was selected as a co-municipal advisor to Wichita Public Schools on a bond issue that was more than $284 million, the largest such financing ever completed in the state of Kansas at the time. Subsequently, Wichita schools selected Mr. Shogren and George K. Baum & Company in 2008 for services on a $370 million bond issue, again the largest such financing completed in the state of Kansas at the time. George K. Baum & Company structured and marketed $132.5 million in newly authorized Build America Bonds for Wichita Schools as a part of the plan of finance—the largest such issuance of BABs in Kansas at the time. Mr. Shogren provided advisory and private placement services to HorseThief Reservoir Benefit District on a $14.5 million project in western Kansas for a new recreational project in 2006.
Mr. Shogren, a native Kansan, received his Bachelor's Degree from Wichita State University in 1973. Prior to joining GKB, he was the head of Public Finance at Ranson & Associates, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Claymore Securities in 2001, where he served as a Senior Vice President. Mr. Shogren currently resides in the Wichita, KS, area.