Public Finance

Bill Johnston

Senior Vice President

Direct: (404) 461-5155

Background

Bill Johnston joined Stephens in 2012 and has twenty five years of experience serving a broad base of public finance clients in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Mr. Johnston has served as Senior Book Running Manager for major Georgia issuers such as: the City of Atlanta ($600 million CP Program); State of Georgia ($300 million G.O.’s); and Gwinnett County ($150 Million Revenue Bonds). Other notable clients include The University of Georgia Athletic Association, Fulton County, Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority, Georgia Municipal Association Pooled Loan Program, Augusta-Richmond County, South Fulton Municipal Regional Water and Sewerage Authority, South Fulton Jail Authority, MEAG Power, Carroll County Water Authority, City of Peachtree Corners, Chatham County, City of Dalton, Newnan Utilities, City of Fairburn and the Clayton County Water Authority. In addition, Mr. Johnston has financed over thirty municipal telecom projects throughout the United States.

Mr. Johnston earned a Masters of Accountancy degree from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Presbyterian College. Mr. Johnston is a Certified Public Accountant and practiced in that field for eight years. He holds the Series 50, 52, 53 and 63 FINRA Securities Licenses. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Young Harris College.

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