Mississippi Public Finance

Broad experience. Personalized results.

As a proven public finance partner for communities across Mississippi, Raymond James provides underwriting know-how and proficiency that leads to solid results. Our senior bankers help communities grow and prosper by listening attentively to our clients’ needs and then providing insight and expertise to help them meet their financing goals for projects large and small. Our senior bankers have developed close, longstanding relationships throughout the state and work to build confidence and trust throughout every transaction. Our deep commitment to our clients and Mississippi communities led to our ranking as the #1 underwriter in the state for 2023.*

Raymond James Public Finance is consistently named a top five municipal underwriter nationally**, and our commitment to Mississippi has never wavered. Since 1995, Raymond James has senior managed more municipal issues in the state than any other firm – over 750 Mississippi bond issues with a total par value of more than $12 billion. With the largest underwriting desk in the Southeast and 99 financial advisors in the state managing 49,533 accounts worth nearly $13 billion, we strive to provide outstanding service at the lowest possible borrowing cost to our clients.

*Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount and number of issues. 
**Source: Bloomberg, based on total number of issues. Past performance may not be indicative of future results.
Stats as of December 31, 2023

Full-Service Capabilities

  • Underwriting
    • General obligation
    • Limited tax obligations
    • Water and sewer/utilities
    • Certificates of participation
    • School districts
    • Higher education
    • Tax increment financing (TIF)
    • Airports
    • Housing
    • Healthcare
    • Master lease program financing
  • Private placements
  • USDA financing
  • Rating agency strategy
  • Economic development projects
  • Debt portfolio analysis
  • Pension bond financing
  • Investment of proceeds advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • Derivatives advisory


Lindsey Rea
Managing Director
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James Birdwell
James E. Birdwell III
Managing Director, Healthcare Finance Specialist
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Chuck Ellingsworth
Chuck Ellingsworth
Managing Director, Higher Education Specialist
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Reid Hamilton
Reid Hamilton
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Trey Casey
Trey Casey
Vice President
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Mary Gladney
Mary Morgan Friend
Vice President
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Samantha Wineke
Samantha Wineke
Vice President
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