Monika Suarez is Senior Vice President, Municipal Finance Manager for Western Alliance Public Finance. Ms. Suarez, a public finance professional for 18 years, specializes in debt and financial management for local governments. She has been involved with hundreds of financings for local governments and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations as an independent financial advisor, rating agency analyst, investment banker and issuer.Ms. Suarez joined Western Alliance in 2013 to expand the bank’s California municipal and NFP business, and has helped grow the portfolio to more than $1 billion of municipal and NFP direct-placement bonds. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Ms. Suarez had primary responsibility for planning future debt insurances and developing innovative financing solutions for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She serves as Vice President–Programming for Women in Public Finance, Los Angeles Chapter. Ms. Suarez graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Political Science and earned an M.P.A. with a concentration in State and Local Public Finance from The George Washington University.
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