Bethany Pugh leads PFM’s Ohio practice. In this capacity, she advises state and local government, public utility, higher education and cultural not-for-profit clients throughout Ohio and the Midwest.
As a lead advisor, Bethany assists clients with the development of debt and financial policies, financial plans (including complex financial modeling), credit strategies, ratings presentation development, and transaction management for debt placed on either a competitive or negotiated basis. She has extensive experience developing and executing debt plans for obligations secured by general obligation, non-tax, sales tax, gas tax, lease appropriation, federal transportation grant and turnpike revenues.
For her higher education and cultural not-for-profit entity clients, Bethany has developed comprehensive financial plans for the development of various academic and auxiliary facilities, and transformative museum expansion projects supported not only by general entity revenues, but by grant and gift revenues, among others.
Bethany is a founding member of the Ohio Chapter of Women in Public Finance and previously served as an executive board member of the national organization. She is a member of the board of trustees of Notre Dame College located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.