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

Our relationship managers are public finance professionals, not traditional commercial bankers. With over 40 years of combined experience, they have a deep understanding of the market and the unique credit aspects of municipalities and nonprofits.

  • Monika Suarez
  • Mieke Holkeboer
  • Joshua Lentz, Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance
    Joshua Lentz
  • Jennifer Honea, Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance
    Jennifer Honea
Monika E. Suarez
SVP, Municipal Finance Director

Office: (213) 362-5277

Mieke Holkeboer
Vice President

Office: (213) 362.5215

Joshua Lentz, Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance
Joshua Lentz
Vice President

Office: (602) 346-7467

Jennifer Honea, Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance
Jennifer Honea
AVP, Loan Manager

Office: (602) 797-3617


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, including assessment districts and community facilities districts
  • Equipment financing1
  • 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 2

1 Equipment financing may be provided through Western Alliance Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of Western Alliance Bank.
2 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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About Us

Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, provides financing to state and local governments and nonprofit entities with an unmatched level of expertise and responsiveness. The division’s team of leading professionals has over 50 years of industry experience and has closed over 120 municipal and non-profit loans since 2011 totaling over $1.4 billion. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks #4 on the Forbes 2017 “Best Banks in America” list. With regionally branded banking divisions in Arizona, California and Nevada, Western Alliance succeeds with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services.