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Elizabeth (Scott) Barber

Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company

Elizabeth Barber is an executive vice president and manager of the specialty financial products desk at George K. Baum & Company, a regional investment bank with its municipal division headquartered in Denver.  Ms. Barber began her career at JPMorgan before joining George K. Baum & Company in 2002.  She presently oversees the firm’s efforts in the client mortgage pipeline management, short-term debt remarketing and sales, reinvestment products, and interest rate swap markets.  She works closely with the firm’s public finance bankers in structuring a variety of financial products to meet their clients evolving financing needs.  She has worked with the State of Colorado, City and County of Denver, Colorado Springs Utilities, E-470 Public Highway Authority and Colorado College here in the state.

Ms. Barber received a bachelor of science in economics from Duke University.