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Ponce Duran

Senior Vice President 

Municipal Advisory and Public Finance


Ponce Duran III has joined the GSG Municipal Advisory Team and serves as a Senior Vice-President. He has exceptional experience in public finance and municipal investment having priced more than $4.5 billion of municipal debt for a range of issuers including cities, counties, utilities, school districts, higher education authorities, transit and transportation authorities, housing authorities, special districts, and public private partnerships.  Mr. Duran has assisted issuers with complex project financing, developing short- and long-term plans of finance, and managing all phases of financing from bond election to closing.


Prior to GSG he served as Vice President at a regional broker-dealer firm, providing both financial advisory and underwriting services. He is also proficient at evaluating the creditworthiness of projects in various sectors across the country including water/wastewater districts, economic development corporations, community development districts. He is well versed in competitive and negotiated pricings, tax rate impact and revenue cash flow analyses, taxable transactions, Mr. Duran also led the Continuing Disclosure Division for his previous firm.


Prior to his work in public finance, Mr. Duran had the opportunity to serve as a staff member for U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions and Vice President of the Coppell and  as a Director for the Grapevine Chambers of Commerce.


•Education: B.A., Political Science and History, Baylor University

•Professional Certifications, Designations or Licenses: Municipal Securities Representative (Series 52), Municipal Advisor Representative (Series 50)

•Certifications from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business (AI) Applications in Finance, Strategy and Governance

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