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Lori Raineri

Lori Raineri, President

Lori Raineri is a Registered Municipal Advisor and Municipal Advisor Principal, Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor, and Certified Fraud Examiner. Lori has served as a board member for the California League of Bond Oversight Committees, the National Association of Municipal Advisors, and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.

Lori has developed long-range capital financing plans for hundreds of public agencies and is well known for her ability in financial analysis and public speaking. Lori has been a speaker for several California statewide associations, notably the County Treasurer-Tax Collectors, the County Auditor-Controllers, County Assessors, School Business Officials, and the Cal CPA Foundation. The focus of such presentations is typically the principles of debt financing, including numerous case studies that demonstrate the value of best practices and ethics.

During her career, Lori has been personally involved in the planning and structuring of well over seven billion dollars of financing. At the age of 26, Lori founded Government Financial Strategies after having worked as an investment banker. Lori is the author of more than two-dozen articles and publications and is in high demand as a public speaker. 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.

In 2018, Lori received a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management, based on recognizing our firm’s ethics, 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 practices.