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Kathleen (Kathy) Thomas is a municipal disclosure administrator in Ice Miller’s Municipal Finance Group. She works with the Illinois bond lawyers when they serve as underwriter’s or disclosure counsel on bond issues for cities, villages, parks, schools, and counties on a variety of finance transactions. These include general obligation bonds, alternate revenue bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, TIF bonds, special service area bonds, and debt certificates.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Kathy regularly advised clients on their bond issues and other special projects, and served as financial advisor and investment banker exclusively to local governments in Illinois and neighboring states. She has been in public finance since 1983 and participated in more than $9.5 billion in debt issuances in those roles. She previously worked for top ten advisory and consulting firms as financial advisor and business development professional, selling multiple services to clients, and had her own firm as well.

Kathy has been active in numerous professional organizations, including the Illinois Municipal League; the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, where she serves as the Academy Team Leader for the Professional Education Committee, and moderates and speaks at various seminars and conferences; and the Illinois City/County Managers Association, where she serves on their Winter Conference Committee.  

Kathy will not be registered as a municipal advisor nor will she be providing municipal advisory services to Ice Miller clients.

Kathy Thomas is not licensed to practice law in any state and does not provide legal services.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Anatomy of an Illinois City or Village Bond Issue - Steps Involved" - Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, February 22, 2019
  • "Process of Issuing Bonds for an Illinois City of Village" - Illinois Government Finance Officers ASsocation, Feb 27, 2020
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