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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, delivers tailored financing solutions to state and local governments and nonprofit entities across the United States. The relationship banking team offers outstanding, sector-specific expertise paired with superior service and responsiveness. Part of top-performing Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $65 billion in assets, the Public and Nonprofit Finance group has the reach, resources and deep industry knowledge that make a difference for customers.