Jon Penkower

Jon Penkower, Program Manager, oversees the Public Finance Authority�s public and private activity bond issuance programs as well as new program development. The Public Finance Authority (PFA) is a unique governmental entity established in Wisconsin with the ability to issue tax-exempt conduit bonds for public and private entities nationally. PFA is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. PFA�s mission is to provide local governments and private entities access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing for projects that provide a tangible public benefit, contribute to social and economic growth and improve the overall quality of life in communities throughout the country. PFA provides a streamlined and cost effective issuance process for borrowers with standalone and multijurisdictional facilities. During the last three years, PFA has issued more than $1.3 Billion in bonds for nonprofit, housing, exempt facility and other projects located throughout 31 states.Prior to working for the Public Finance Authority, Mr. Penkower practiced as an attorney with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP in the firm�s finance group, where he represented project sponsors and lenders in structuring and negotiating real estate finance transactions and tax exempt bond issuances. Mr. Penkower received a bachelor�s degree from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.