Public Finance Solutions

We offer deposit and treasury management services, direct lending and lease financing. You can also choose from a wide array of debt structures, with comprehensive, flexible lending terms out to 20 years. We provide a streamlined credit approval process, too.

Closer Relationships for Superior Responsiveness

A public finance professional for more than 20 years, Monika Suarez leads a team that specializes in tailoring debt and financing strategies for local governments and nonprofits. The team’s approach stands out as uniquely relationship-oriented for this sector.

Monika Suarez, Western Alliance Bank
Monika Suarez
SVP, Municipal Finance Director

Office: (213) 362-5277

 Mieke Holkeboer


Vice President
(213) 362-5215
 Joshua Lentz, Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance


Vice President
(602) 346-7467


Vice President
(213) 362-5216


Our close customer relationships enable superior responsiveness, and result in the most appropriate solutions for each individual situation, which can include:

  • General obligation debt
  • Lease-revenue financing, including certificates of participation
  • Other-tax-backed debt
  • Utility revenue debt
  • Special tax obligations or assessment
  • Equipment financing
  • Real estate loans
  • Other types of revenue-backed financing, including healthcare, affordable housing, senior living and education

Through Western Alliance Bank, we offer deposit accounts, including demand deposit and money market accounts, as well as Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS) funds 1

1 Placement of funds is subject to terms, conditions and disclosures set forth in the agreements.  Limits and customer eligibility criteria apply.  Certificate of Deposit Registry System and CDARS are registered service marks of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. 
Loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval.

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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. Western Alliance is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies and has ranked 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.