Western Alliance Bank hired Paulina Woo as a senior director of treasury management in the bank’s corporate finance and public and nonprofit finance groups.
Woo has more than 15 years of experience providing investment advisory and treasury management consulting services to institutional and government clients across the western U.S. In her new role, she will lead dedicated teams that tailor banking solutions to meet the needs of a client base that includes municipalities, local governments, nonprofit organizations, corporations and institutional investors.
“Paulina brings a specialized skill set to Western Alliance Bank’s public and nonprofit finance and corporate finance groups, with a strong emphasis on cash flow modeling and optimization that will complement the existing strengths of our banking teams,” Steve Curley, chief banking officer of national business lines at Western Alliance Bank, said. “As a dynamic leader with a broad range of industry relationships and expertise, we know Paulina will enhance Western Alliance Bank’s trademark white-glove service to our clients, and we’re very pleased to have her aboard.”
Based in Phoenix, Woo has experience providing investment advisory services to municipalities, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations, encompassing liquidity, high-quality fixed income and multi-asset class strategies.
“We are pleased to add Paulina to our team. Her hire adds additional bench strength to complement Western Alliance Bank’s robust public finance lending platform, which has a portfolio of $3 billion of direct loans and private placement bonds,” Monika Suarez, managing director of municipal, nonprofit and affordable housing finance at Western Alliance Bank, said.
Woo is involved in a variety of associations serving the public finance sector, including the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAz), Arizona County Treasurer’s Association (ACTA) and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO). She also sits on the executive board for the Women in Public Finance Rocky Mountain Region and participates in Women in Public Finance, the National Association of Hispanic County Officials and Asian Americans in Public Finance. She is a frequent speaker at municipal conferences and seminars, covering topics such as diversified investment strategies, optimizing banking relationships, bond proceeds investment strategies, building an investment program, developing investment policies and internal controls, and managing risk in public investment.
“Western Alliance Bank provides a distinctive set of products, services and solutions to clients in these essential sectors of our economy. I am excited to turn my focus to directly serving these customers with a tailored suite of banking solutions to help them thrive,” Woo said. “I look forward to working with Western Alliance Bank’s existing and new public, nonprofit and corporate clients in the West and nationwide.”
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