Mr. McKenna is based in Pittsburgh, PA, having joined BB&T Capital Markets in 2015, where he covers the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions and select Florida relationships for the firm.
In 2004, he opened the Pennsylvania charter school tax-exempt bond market with a nonrated financing for Propel Schools. His other notable work includes serving as lead banker in June 2009 for the $33.7 million bond transaction for Sabis International Charter School in Springfield, MA. This was the first charter school transaction priced following the 2008 financial crisis and reopened the tax-exempt markets for charter schools. He has also been the senior banker on more than 30 charter school bond transactions, issuing over $750 million in bonds to provide seats for more than 25,000 charter school students nationally.
Mr. McKenna holds a master's degree in finance and an undergraduate degree in business administration, both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is married and lives with his wife and daughter in Mt. Lebanon, PA.
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