Maureen Barry

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1603 Orrington Avenue
Suite 600
Evanston, IL 60201
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Maureen Barry

Director/Municipal Advisor


Maureen Barry joined Stern Brothers as Director/Municipal Advisor, specializing in assisting public organizations with the design and implementation of financial and economic development solutions.

Previously she spent 11 years with Ehlers & Associates, Inc. serving as a financial advisor to over 40 Illinois government entities, and numerous other clients to complete limited term projects. Prior to that, she worked directly for local governments, including the City of Evanston, IL, the Village of Wilmette, IL, and the City of Glendale, AZ.

Maureen’s clients benefit from her broad perspective and hands-on experience in a wide range of local government matters, including debt issuance, tax increment financing, development analysis, project management, and other public finance related projects.

She is a member of multiple professional associations, including the National Association of Municipal Advisors, International City/County Management Association, Government Finance Officers Association, Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association, Lambda Alpha International, Illinois Tax Increment Association, Council of Development Finance Agencies and the Legacy Project. She is also an active Rotarian and has served in a number of leadership positions in her club and at the district level, among other community service activities.

Maureen earned an MPA degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington and a BA from the University of Dayton. She is a qualified Municipal Advisor Representative (Series 50) with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB).