Ajay Thomas is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Public Finance in William Blair & Company’s Debt Capital Markets Division. Mr. Thomas joined William Blair in 2014. Prior to joining William Blair, Mr. Thomas worked with Morgan Stanley, Raymond James and Robert W. Baird as a senior banker within their municipal departments managing investment banking groups in the Southwest United States.Ajay has over 15 years in public finance experience and has significant transaction experience having led transactions across sector disciplines for a diversity of municipal issuers across the country.� A selected U.S. General Course Scholar at the London School of Economics, Mr. Thomas received his B.A. in Economics from Southwestern University, his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University, and his J.D. from the University of Texas.Ajay currently serves as a member on the Texas Business Leadership Council (formerly the Governor’s Business Council) and is a member of the TBLC’s Legislative Task Force and involved with subcommittees on Texas Public Education, Infrastructure and Water helping to advise state leaders on various policy matters. Ajay was most recently appointed to the Board of Visitors of Southwestern University, one of our nation’s leading liberal arts undergraduate universities to advise University leadership on matters of higher education policy.
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