Spiro C. Hountalas joined the Chicago office of PFM in 2018. His main focus is understanding what is important to the individual needs of local governments, school districts and other public sector finance entities regarding cash management and investments. This includes educating the group in the benefits of investing in the Illinois Trust, a Local Government Investment Pool for which PFM serves as investment advisor, short/intermediate term fixed income products, separately managed accounts and longer term multi-asset class portfolio offerings that are appropriate for pension funds, OPEB and self-insurance pools.
Spiro has served as a finance official at the City of Naperville, Village of Morton Grove and Fox Metro Water Reclamation District where he developed investment policies and received several GFOA certificates of achievement for excellence in financial reporting and distinguished budget awards. He also was a Business Development Relationship Manager for Standard & Poor’s serving the Public Finance Sector.
During his career, Spiro served as President of the Illinois GFOA, its executive board, education and program committee and legislative committee chair as well as being active in other State GFOA’s. Spiro currently serves on the IASBO cash & debt management committee and has been a member for over 20 years.