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Melanie (Lien) Johnson

Managing Director, Housing
Public Finance

Melanie Johnson joined Piper Sandler in 2006 and is a managing director in public finance investment banking. She works primarily with state housing finance agencies, serving as underwriter or financial advisor to several agencies across the nation. Johnson has experience with tax-exempt and taxable single family and multi-family mortgage revenue bond transactions. She oversees all quantitative analysis, including yield calculations, rating agency cash flows, cash flow projections and bond issue structuring. Johnson also has extensive experience with colleges and universities, as well as other non-profit and governmental clients.

Johnson is a CFA® Charterholder and is a registered securities representative holding Series 7 and Series 50 licenses. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Johnson serves on the Minnesota Institute of Public Finance Board as a past president. She is also on the Downtown Minneapolis Community Board for the YMCA of the North