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Vice President of Public Finance
Blaine Spady joined the SMITH HAYES Public Finance team in 2006 as an Investment Banker after his position as a Financial Adviser Representative for Linsco Private Ledger. Blaine is a native of Imperial, Nebraska. He has earned from the University of Nebraska these degrees: B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1992; M.S. of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1995; and Master in Business Administration in 2007. Blaine brings extensive business and management experience to SMITH HAYES from his experience as Director of Engineering for Nanometrics Incorporated, where he obtained eight patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As Vice President, Blaine oversees all aspects of public finance business at SMITH HAYES.
Blaine's highest priority is providing Nebraska issuers with the lowest cost of capital for their projects by using analytical and modeling strategies to develop creative and cost-effective financing solutions. Most of Blaine's work is with Nebraska cities' and counties' general obligation debt and Sanitary and Improvement District warrants and bonds. Blaine works with all types of financing structures, from rated and enhanced to non-rated and un-enhanced, retail and institutional structures, fixed and variable rate bonds. He has taken the Series 7, General Securities Representative Exam, Series 66, Uniform Combined State Law Exam, and Series 53, Municipal Securities Principal Exam.
Blaine and his wife, Robin, live in Lincoln with their baby daughter, Eleanor. Blaine enjoys spending time with his family and golfing when time permits.
Phone: (402) 437-1050
Fax: (402) 476-6909
Andy Snyder joined the SMITH HAYES Public Finance team in 2008. Andy is from Kearney Nebraska, where he earned a B.S. at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2004. He has taken and passed the Series 7 and Series 66 exams. Andy began his career as a Financial Adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Andy is dedicated to bringing Nebraska's cities and counties the most cost-effective solutions to finance their projects.
He enjoys volunteer work with the Meals on Wheels Program in Lincoln and spending time with his wife and children.
Phone: (402) 437-1068
Fax: (402) 476-6909