• Fixed Income Investment Team

Paul Lefurgey, CFA
Paul Lefurgey, CFA, Executive Director/Head of Fixed Income for Madison Investment Advisors
Mr. Lefurgey leads Madison Investment Advisors' Fixed Income investment team and oversees the implementation our fixed income strategy. He is also a member of its Investment Strategy Committee. Mr. Lefurgey was previously Head of Fixed Income at Members Capital Advisors and similarly at Duff & Phelps Investment Management. He is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of Michigan State University.

Julie Lahtonen
Julie Lahtonen, Assistant Vice President/Fixed Income Trader
Ms. Lahtonen is a fixed income trader for Madison with more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm in 1996, she was with London Investment Trust, Princeton-Newport Partners and Smith Barney. She obtained her BS from the University of Wisconsin.

Chris Nisbet, CFA
Chris Nisbet, CFA, Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Mr. Nisbet has primary responsibilities in managing the Madison's government and corporate bond portfolios. A member of Madison's Fixed Income management team, Mr. Nisbet was formerly associated with the Firstar Trust Company. He received his BS in Economics as well as a Masters in Finance and Investments from the University of Wisconsin.

Allen Olson, CFA
Allen Olson, CFA, Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Mr. Olson is a member of the firmís fixed income team. He was previously employed as a Fixed Income Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Clarica Insurance in Milwaukee. Mr. Olson holds a BS in Economics and a MS in Management from the University of Wisconsin.

Michael Peters, CFA
Michael Peters, CFA, Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Mr. Peters is a member of the firmís fixed income team and is involved in our municipal bond strategy. Prior to joining Madison in 1997, he was with Wachovia Asset Management. He holds a BA from Valparaiso and an MBA from Indiana University.

Greg Poplett, CFA
Greg Poplett, CFA, Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Mr. Poplett is a member of the fixed income team and has been managing fixed income portfolios since 1984. He was previously a co-manager on the Voyageurís Tamarack Government Income Fund and the Tamarack Quality Income Fund, as well as managing separate fixed income accounts for Voyageur. Mr. Poplett was previously at Campbell, Newman, Pottinger & Associates, where he was the director of fixed income. He holds a BS from Illinois State University and an MBA from Western Illinois University.

Alan Shepard, CFA
Alan Shepard, CFA, Assistant Vice President/Fixed Income Analyst
Mr. Shepard is a member of the firmís fixed income team and has over 20 years of industry experience. He was previously a floor trader in financial options in Philadelphia, Chicago and London. Mr. Shepard graduated from the University of Delaware in Finance and Economics and has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program

Mike Sanders, CFA
Mike Sanders, CFA, Assistant Vice Presiden/Fixed Income Analyst
Mike serves as an analyst for Madison's Fixed Income Team. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2004. Prior to joining Madison in 2013, Mike was a fixed income portfolio manager and analyst for Ziegler Lotsoff Capital Management focusing mostly on high yield bonds and preferred stocks. He earned a BBA from St. Norbert College, MS in economics from Marquette University and a MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jeffrey Matthias, CFA
Jeffrey Matthias, CFA, Vice President/Portfolio Strategist
Mr. Matthias is a member of Madisonís fixed income team, focusing primarily on institutional client relationships. Prior to joining Madison, Mr. Matthias developed member society strategy at the CFA Institute and managed fixed income portfolios at American Family Insurance. Mr. Matthias graduated from the University of Wisconsin with both a BS and MBA in Finance.