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L.J. Hart & Company
16401 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 210
Saint Louis, Missouri 63017-0740


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Chairman / CEO
Larry J. Hart

Larry J. Hart is the Founder and Principal of L. J. Hart & Company. He started the firm in 1991 after having spent fourteen years as Senior Vice President in Public Finance with Dain Bosworth, Incorporated.

Mr. Hart works primarily in structuring municipal financings in Missouri, Illinois, and Wyoming for school districts, cities, towns, counties, and other issuers. He has had primary responsibility for numerous major financings. In addition, Mr. Hart has experience as the Financial Advisor to many school districts, cities, counties, and other issuers in the general area.

During his many years of experience, Mr. Hart has provided these services for numerous issuers totaling in excess of six billion dollars. L.J. Hart & Company completed more than 2,130 separate financings totaling about $5.4 Billion in its twenty five years as an independent firm. This is very indicative of the respect and loyalty local government issuers have for Mr. Hart as a result of his previous work for them and others. Mr. Hart has consulted extensively with bond attorneys in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Minneapolis, Houston, New York and other locations. He is an active participant with the legislative process in various states. In almost all instances, Mr. Hart's involvement with bond issues and lease financings was as sole senior manager and included active participation in the marketing and syndication process to successfully distribute the product. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Missouri Association of Rural Education. Mr. Hart is also a member of the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association. The company is an associate member of the Missouri School Boards Association, the Missouri Association of School Business Officials and the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Chesterfield.

Mr. Hart's former activities include eight years service with United States Navy, departing in 1976 as a Lieutenant Senior Grade. While in the Navy, his duties included being a Naval Science Department (NROTC) instructor at Northwestern University; Personal Aide to the Commandant of the Ninth Naval District, Weapons Officer aboard the U.S.S. Henderson (DD-785); and Division Officer aboard the U.S.S. Forrest Royal (DD-872). He is originally from Powell, Wyoming and is now residing with his wife, Judi, in Chesterfield, Missouri. He is registered with National Association of Securities Dealers. He has passed the Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), the Series 28 (Financial Operations Principal) and Series 7 (General Securities) Exams sponsored by the National Association of Securities Dealers. In February 2016, Mr. Hart participated in the Pilot Series 50 Municipal Advisor Representative Qualifications Examination and achieved success.  Mr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He earned his MBA from the Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg graduate School of Management. His majors in graduate school were Finance, Management policy, International Business and Managerial Economics. 

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