Bruce W. Kerns
Managing Director, Public Finance, Stone & Youngberg
San Francisco Office
Bruce W. Kerns is a Managing Director in Stone & Youngberg’s Public Finance Group, focusing on school financings for California issuers. He has been involved in over 100 K-12 and community college district financings in recent years, serving as financial advisor or underwriter. Mr. Kerns’ school experience includes short-term note financings, certificates of participation, adjustable and variable rate financings, general obligation bonds, and Mello-Roos bonds.
Mr. Kerns also has 12 years of involvement in urban economics, planning and consulting to local governments. He was a principal in an economic consulting firm where he directed the firm's work in public finance and infrastructure financing. This included formulating strategies for funding capital improvements and services, and recommending implementation programs for various cities, counties, and school districts. His work for California school districts as an economic and planning consultant included enrollment studies, facility master plans, and development impact studies.
Mr. Kerns holds a Master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Mr. Kerns’ expertise in school financings has been recognized by his appointments to the State Treasurer's Task Force on School Facilities Funding, the School Facilities Advisory Committee of the Little Hoover Commission, and California Department of Education School Facilities Division Advisory Committee. Mr. Kerns was a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) for eight years.