Louise Houghton joined PFM in 2018 and is currently based in the Chicago office. Louise provides technical and quantitative support for several utility and transportation clients, primarily within California, but she also has experience with a variety of public sector entities, including school districts, local governments, financing authorities and bond banks. At PFM, Louise has supported the development and execution of a variety of financings and short-term financing programs – including new money and refunding bond issues, derivative fix-outs, tender-exchanges, private placements, commercial paper programs and revolving credit agreements. Louise also advises on the creation and review of credit strategies, financing plans, debt policies and refunding opportunities. Issuers that she serves include Modesto Irrigation District, Anaheim Public Utilities, Riverside Public Utilities, the Southern California Public Power Authority, the Northern California Power Agency and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.