Shannon Jacobson joined PFM in 2011 and is a senior managing consultant in the Chicago office and has over 10 years of experience. She specializes in transaction management providing a broad range of services including rating agency strategy development, investor relations, drafting and review of legal documents, financial analysis and debt structuring and issuance in the capital market. She has gained considerable experience advising clients on credit strategy and the ratings process including advising on troubled or deteriorating credits. She has provided extensive financial advisory services to government and non-profit institutions, primarily in Illinois. Significant Midwest clients include Chicago Public Schools, City of Chicago, Cook County, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chicago Park District, Chicago Transit Authority and the State of Illinois, among others.
Shannon has a Master in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Political Science, French and Italian Languages and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Registered Municipal Advisor Representative (Series 50).