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Monika Suarez

Managing Director Municipal Finance

Monika Suarez is managing director, municipal finance, 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.

About Us

Public and Nonprofit Finance

Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in providing financing to state and local governments and nonprofit entities, with a high level of expertise and responsiveness. The group’s team of leading professionals has significant sector-specific expertise that stands out in the industry, serving clients from school districts and cities to local charities and larger nonprofit institutions. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. The bank is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.