Richard Harmon

Managing Director
Group Head, Education Team


Rich Harmon is based in Columbus, Ohio and manages BB&T’s nationally recognized Education Finance Team. He has more than 32 years of dedicated experience working with nonprofit charter and private schools, higher education, senior living and hospital organizations. Before joining BB&T Capital Markets, Mr. Harmon spent 10 years at Ziegler spearheading its charter school initiative.

Prior to that, Mr. Harmon was a managing director at Lancaster Pollard, where he spent 5 years working with nonprofit schools, senior care and hospital organizations in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, including Ohio’s first—and one of the nation’s first tax-exempt, faith-based school financings. Prior to Lancaster Pollard, Mr. Harmon worked at Bank One and served on several nonprofit boards in the central Ohio area. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at various national and state charter school conferences, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and currently serves as treasurer for a charter school on Chicago’s south side.


Mr. Harmon graduated from Denison University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences and a minor in economics. He received his juris doctor at Capital University Law School and was admitted to the Ohio bar.

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