Chris Bamber joined PFM in 2008 and currently serves as a director in the firm’s Malvern office, focusing on the Pennsylvania local government practice advising school districts, townships, boroughs, counties and municipal authorities on the issuance and management of taxable and tax-exempt bond issues for new money and refunding purposes. He has worked on a variety of large and complex financings spanning the spectrum of public finance, including the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority, Bethlehem Area School District, the School District of Pittsburgh, the County of Chester and several other local governments and authorities in Pennsylvania. Chris specializes in the financial modeling development and quantitative analysis used to advise clients on complex financing structures and pro-forma projections
Chris also manages and oversees the long-range planning and forecasting modeling practices for local governments and school districts with PFM's Synopsis platform. He works with local governments on developing long-range financial plans to evaluate the affordability of capital improvement plans and other operational initiatives.
Chris graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s in Finance and minors in Spanish, International Business and International Studies. He is a registered Municipal Advisor Representative and holds the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.