RBC hires Texas K-12 education expert

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RBC Capital Markets announced today the addition of Steve Fortenberry as a vice president in the firm’s K-12 practice of the Texas municipal finance group.

Fortenberry will be based in Dallas and play a key role in helping RBC remain a market leading municipal advisor and underwriter to Texas school districts, while working to further advance the firm’s market share across the state.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve, an industry veteran, to our Texas municipal finance group’s K-12 practice,” said Matt Boles, managing director and head of the Texas municipal finance group at RBC. “Steve brings extensive experience in public education and I’m confident he will be a strong asset, helping us maintain our leading position as municipal advisor and underwriter to Texas school districts while also supporting our efforts to advance our market share across the state.”

Fortenberry is expected to start at RBC on Jan. 16, 2018 after he completes his term as chief financial officer at Plano Independent School District, which will bring his distinguished 35-year career in public education to a close. He served two terms in Plano Independent School District having returned as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. He was instrumental in the May 2016 bond proposal to invest $481 million in Plano ISD facilities and technology efforts, which passed with 79% voter support.

Before his tenure at Plano Independent School District, he was CFO for the McKinney Independent School District. He also previously served as CFO for Fort Worth Independent School District and the Calcasieu Parish School Board in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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