Thomas Toepfer joined PFM in 2009 and provides financial advisory services to cities, counties, ports and public and private universities located in the Northwest, Nevada and California. His expertise include developing financing plans, managing debt transactions, strategic capital planning, financial forecasting and complex financial modeling, and evaluating public-private partnerships. He advises on negotiated and competitive bond transactions, direct bank loans and credit rating strategies for various types of fixed and variable rate debt.
Thomas works with municipalities and public utilities such as Kitsap County (WA), the Port of Tacoma, Clark County (NV), the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Truckee Meadows Water Authority (NV), Clark County Regional Flood Control District (NV) and Clark County Water Reclamation District (NV). Thomas also advises public universities such as Washington State University and Oregon State University.
Thomas is a graduate of Humboldt-University of Berlin School of Business and Economics, where he earned the German Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA). He also studied abroad at the University of Washington completing several MBA finance courses. He also served as a speaker at finance conferences such as the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT), Washington Public Treasurers Association (WPTA), and the Financing Roundtable at the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) in Washington.