Karen Barron


Karen is the administrative assistant to the managing director and head of Illinois Public Finance. In this position, Karen provides administrative assistance, including marketing, municipal bond deal executions and closings, assisting school districts in completing and filing bond closing documents, and planning and supporting the daily operational functions of the managing director. Karen also coordinates with clients and issuers to meet continuing disclosure deadlines and filings. Prior to joining Raymond James, Karen worked for approximately nine years at William Blair & Company, LLC, in public finance as a dissemination agent, where she performed research and compiled and calculated statistical and financial data for school districts, counties, cities/villages and park districts for continuing disclosure filings.