Mary Francoeur has over 35 years of experience in public finance. She brought her experience to PFM in 2016 when she became a managing director in the New York City office. She is a specialist in the firm’s transportation advisory business and coordinates PFM’s alternative delivery/public-private partnership advisory practice. She works with several clients in evaluating opportunities in Public-Private Partnerships and has provided financing guidance for ports, transit systems and toll roads. Mary is active within the public finance community, serving as an officer of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Municipal Forum of New York.
Mary began her career in financial management roles with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and with the City of New Jersey. At Moody’s Investors Service, Mary was a senior analyst covering a portfolio of toll road, airport, port, transit, and utility bond issuers and was responsible for developing and refining rating criteria in several sectors. She was also a member of Moody’s rating committee and its interdisciplinary project finance team. Mary worked at two bond insurance companies, where she was responsible for managing business development, due diligence, credit analysis, and transaction negotiation for complex financings, including public-private partnerships. She has insured transactions for numerous purposes including Greenfield toll roads, airport special facilities, arenas, ballparks, utility grade solar projects, and privatized student housing.
At Syracuse University, Mary achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and newspaper journalism and then a Master of Public Administration degree at the Maxwell School.