Lori Raineri

Chief Executive Officer

Lori Raineri

Lori Raineri has more than 35 years of experience as a financial advisor to California local government agencies, including founding and serving as president of Government Financial Strategies, a municipal advisory firm, since 1988. Lori has also 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 during her career, including planning and structuring more than sixteen billion dollars in financing. Lori is well known for her public speaking, having provided presentations 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. Such presentations often focus on the principles of debt financing, including numerous case studies that demonstrate the value of best practices and ethics. Lori has also authored more than two dozen articles and publications.

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 her 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.

Lori received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.S. in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco. Lori is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.