Monika Suarez, Western Alliance Bank

Monika Suarez

Senior Vice President, Municipal Finance Director

(213) 362-5277

Monika Suarez is senior vice president, municipal finance director at Western Alliance Bank and leads the Public and Nonprofit Finance group. Based in Los Angeles, she works with clients throughout the United States, including state and local governments, school districts, public authorities, public agencies and other local districts. She also works with a wide-range of nonprofits, including educational, healthcare and senior living organizations.

Ms. Suarez joined Western Alliance in 2013, and she has more than 20 years of experience as a public finance professional. Prior to her career in banking, she worked for 10 years in the public sector at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, giving Ms. Suarez valuable perspective and expertise about her clients’ needs.

Ms. Suarez serves as president of the Women in Public Finance National Board of Directors.

She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and earned a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in state and local government finance from The George Washington University.

Public and Nonprofit Finance
About Us

Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance, a specialized group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, provides financing to state and local governments and nonprofit entities with an unmatched level of expertise and responsiveness. The group’s team of leading professionals has significant industry experience and has closed over 180 municipal and nonprofit loans since 2011 with outstanding loans of over $1.5 billion. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.