Michael Short is a Senior Vice President at George K. Baum & Company in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Short has specialized knowledge in the structuring of local government bonds in the state of Missouri. He has been involved in financings for the City of Kansas City for many years, including the downtown redevelopment district, phase one street car financing, Kauffman Center Performing Arts Center parking structure and various sewer and water revenue bonds. Mr. Short served as lead banker on financings in Buchanan County, Butler County, Clay County, Cole County, Jackson County, Platte County, Greene County, and for the cities of Springfield, MO, Parkville, MO and Savannah, MO. He also served districts such as the Stone County Library District, Christian County Library District, the Raytown Fire Protection District and the Southern Platte Fire Protection District. He has served as Financial Advisor to Buchanan County (Lifeline Foods IDRBs), Park University (Series 2017A&B refundings), Christian County Library District and Mid-Continent Public Library District.
His work focuses on GKB’s government finance practice. Mr. Short served 10 years as a Platte County Commissioner where he supervised a number of public building projects. In addition, he served six years on the Park Hill School District Board of Education, was Chairman of the Kansas-Missouri Metropolitan Cultural District Commission, served on the Kansas City Metropolitan Arts Council, the Board of Citizens Association and as a Commissioner on the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. He currently serves on the Boards of Feed Northland Kids, Inc. and the Northland Community Foundation.
He is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri and University of Missouri Kansas City Law School. Mr. Short holds Series 63, 50 and 7 licences.