James Bemis

Mr. Bemis joined Montague DeRose and Associates in 1999, following nearly 20 years of municipal finance experience as an issuer, investment banker, and commercial lender.�He has participated in over $100 billion in financings for states, counties, and municipalities.He is considered the municipal finance industry’s premier financial advisor in variable rate debt. Additionally, Mr. Bemis is one of the industry’s foremost experts in transportation finance.� He has spoken at public finance conferences on transportation finance and PPPs.Mr. Bemis served on the State of California’s Task Force on Bond Accountability (TFBA), established by Treasurer John Chiang in February�2015 following the revelation that approximately $1.3 million was discovered missing during a routine audit of bond funds held by a local government entity.Mr. Bemis received Bachelors of Arts degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.�