Lori Raineri, President
Lori Raineri is a Registered Municipal Advisor, Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor, and Certified Fraud Examiner. Lori focuses on supporting rigorous quantitative analysis and maintaining high ethical standards, while being involved in numerous aspects of the firm’s direct client service including supervising the financial planning work, litigation consulting (expert witness and expert consultant) and fraud examination services provided by the firm.
In 2018, Lori was honored with the prestigious S. Kenneth Howard Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. In making this award, the Association cited use of best practices as established by academic research, contributions to academic research, innovation in aiding citizen participation in government, and leadership in improving public finance.
Lori currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California League of Bond Oversight Committees and has previously served on the boards of the National Association of Municipal Advisors and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
At the age of 26, Lori founded Government Financial Strategies in 1988 after having worked as an investment banker. Lori is the author of more than two dozen articles and publications. Lori received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her M.S. in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco. Lori demonstrated her interest in government early in life, serving as the student School Board Member for the Santa Clara Unified School District, and was thrilled to be inducted into the Santa Clara Unified School District Hall of Fame in 2011.