Jill joined PFM as a managing director in 2010 and manages the Chicago financial advisory practice. She has over 20 years of experience in public finance. Jill serves a range of clients in the Chicago area, and as a member of PFM’s transportation team, she serves transit clients nationally with a focus on the South and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Jill has extensive experience serving as either financial advisor for technically complex long-term assignments. She works with both high-grade and distressed credits. In addition to her deep knowledge of Chicago area governments, she has broad experience in transportation with a specialization in public transit. Her work includes project finance and both tax-backed and revenue based credits. As part of her engagements, she has overseen and managed the creation of FTA and TIFIA compliant financial models, long-term capital planning, the development of new credits, the implementation of springing covenants in existing indentures, creation and implementation of rating agency strategies, obtaining credit enhancement, creation of debt policies, and evaluation and implementation of derivative strategies. Her experience includes public bond sales, private placements, TIFIA and RRIF loans and FFGA Grants.
Significant clients nationally include the Chicago Public Schools, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (IL), Dallas Area Rapid Transit, GoTriangle (the Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority), the State of Wisconsin and the Chicago Transit Authority.