Kim Edwards has worked in the public finance industry for thirty years. She joined Piper Jaffray & Co.’s Texas public finance group in September 2012, where she provides investment banking services to state agencies, cities, counties, school districts, community colleges, universities and transportation authorities.
Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Edwards established the Texas public finance practice for Fidelity Capital Markets and served as the executive director of the Texas Public Finance Authority for twelve years, where she was involved in the issuance and administration of over $5 billion of long-term fixed rate municipal debt and several commercial paper programs.
Edwards has also served as the assistant executive director of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas, where she managed a team of municipal credit analysts and implementation of SEC Rule 15 c 2-12. Early in her career, she was a financial advisor to state and local governments as a vice president for Government Finance Group in Arlington, VA., and worked for the Government Finance Officers Association and Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C. Edwards has served on the executive board of the National Association of Treasurer's State Debt Management Network, and the board of directors of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas. She was one of the founding members of the Texas chapter of Women in Public Finance, serving as the president of the Chapter in 2013-14.
Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, and holds Series 7, Series 53, and Series 63 licenses.