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Joe Lakofka
Job TitleFinancial Advisor
DivisionKentucky Local Government Finance
BiographyMr. Lakofka, Vice President, heads the Kentucky Local Government Division for RSA. He has over 20 years of experience in Local Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, 501c3, Utility and Industrial Revenue Bonds acting as Senior Manager or Financial Advisor on over 400 transactions. He has experience with fixed, variable rate and refunding structures, as well as experience with synthetic fixed rate and derivative structures. Prior to RSA in 2012, Mr. Lakofka worked for twelve years at a regionally based broker dealer serving primarily Kentucky and prior to that as a Municipal Finance Advisor for a nonprofit where he was responsible for originating, structuring and marketing over $500 million in municipal bond pools. Mr. Lakofka also has an additional seven years of experience underwriting and originating commercial loans with a major financial institution. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University. Mr. Lakofka holds the FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal), 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) and the MSRB Series 50 (Municipal Advisor Representative) securities licenses.