Lori Raineri is a Certified Independent Public Finance Advisor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Lori currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and the California League of Bond Oversight Committees, and is a past Board Member of the National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors. 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. Recently, Lori has been a speaker for several California statewide associations, notably the County Treasurer-Tax Collectors, the County Auditor-Controllers and School Business Officials. The focus of each of these presentations has been 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.
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