George J. McLiney, Jr., Chairman Emeritus and Director, founded McLiney And Company in 1965. He has been involved in all aspects of the municipal markets during his fifty-five year career. Much of his knowledge came from his father who entered the municipal bond business in 1928. Four of his five children have followed him into the business. Three are associated with McLiney And Company.
George is married to Laurie and they have five children, nineteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In addition to the municipal bond business, George enjoys golf, travel and the outdoors. He still enjoys dabbling in ranching and cattle.
One of his great pleasures is being associated with his three children and the other dedicated associates of McLiney And Company.
Edward D. McLiney, Chairman of McLiney And Company, began as an investment banker in 1984. He currently runs the firm's public finance department. He and his brother, Joey, are the lead managers for the majority of the firm's negotiated underwritings. Mr. McLiney has devoted his entire career to the assistance of rural communities with the single focus of providing economic services to communities that would otherwise go without. The challenge of providing financing and financial techniques to communities with limited resources has led Mr. McLiney to innovate outside of the norms of municipal finance.
When Eddie is not structuring municipal deals, you can find him working cattle on the family ranch in Bourbon and Linn County, Kansas.
Eddie has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 30 years. They have one daughter that teaches 5th grade in Austin, Texas.
Joey McLiney, President and Chief Compliance Officer of McLiney And Company, has more than 25 years experience in all aspects of municipal finance with clients of every size imaginable. He has experience working with clients in 18 states ranging from the City and Schools of Nome, Alaska to Monroe County Schools in Key West, Florida.
His passion is municipal finance. He also enjoys reading and writing about economics. He is a published writer nationally and internationally, as well as for his local newspaper, the Kansas City Star.
He loves participating in all sports, except golf. He is proud to be married to the 2014 Cass County Missouri Demolition Derby winner where he, with their 5 kids, worked as pit crew.
Sam Macdonald joined the firm in 2012 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and minors in Economics and Geography. Sam is active in the UMKC community and was recently invited to join the UMKC Alumni Association Board of Directors. He calls on and assists communities and special districts in Missouri and Kansas.
Sam lives in Kansas City with his wife, Maile, and son Kainoa. Sam enjoys reading in his spare time.
Amy McLiney Hart is on the retail side of the investment business. She enjoys working with community bankers and individual investors, helping with their investment needs. Amy appreciates the desire of the hard working banks to invest within their communities in order to assist and share in the overall prosperity of the area. Even though Amy's association with McLiney And Company is fairly recent, she grew up in the business with a father and four investment banking brothers.
Amy has continued to exceed her professional goals quarter after quarter, helping her to finance her five college tuitions AKA children.
When Amy's not working the phones, she is enjoying happy hour, family dinner and visiting her college age children. They're spread from Chicago to Kirksville and all the way to San Francisco.
Heidi Orton, Vice President of McLiney And Company, joined the firm in 1985. Heidi is a registered representative whose activities include bond sales, underwriting and regulatory compliance. Heidi oversees the daily operations of the firm. She is integral to the coordination and closing of McLiney And Company's municipal bond underwritings.
Heidi is also responsible for submitting regulatory filings for McLiney And Company.
Heidi graduated from William Jewell College with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. She and her husband live in Smithville, Missouri on their cattle farm.
Cyndi Rodriguez came to McLiney And Company in 2001 from a managerial position in the transportation industry. Prior to that, she worked in the IT industry. She has gained a great deal of knowledge of the municipal bond business, which allows her to assist with many projects. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, customer relations and running the back office.
Cyndi divides much of her free time between her 17 year old daughter, who will be entering college in the fall of 2015, and weekend home renovation projects. Cyndi's family and friends lovingly refer to her as "Cyndi Villa".
Fun fact: Cyndi is a licensed forklift operator.