Peralta Garcia Solutions is the collaboration of two visionary women. By combining our considerable talent and experience we provide high level and high quality management and financial SOLUTIONS to governments, not-for-profits and companies, large and small.
Leticia Peralta Davis Profile > Gail Garcia Steffen
Davis's experience brings a unique perspective having run a major state agency with financial, capital and operational challenges. As the CEO for the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, she had top responsibility for the management and operation of one of the State of Illinois' most important economic engines, McCormick Place convention center, and the State most visited tourist destination, Navy Pier, overall, serving over 12 million customers annually. From 1993 through 2002, Davis was owner and president of a financial advisory business serving public sector and not-for-profit issuers in bringing their debt issuances to market. After ten years, Davis Financial, Inc. was ranked Number 1 in the State of Illinois as ranked by the Bond Buyer. Prior to running her own business, Davis’s experience includes 16 years as a finance professional with national financial institutions.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Over 25 years of experience in public finance.
• Ranked top financial advisory firm in Illinois by Bond Buyer.
• Executive responsibility for major state economic engine, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
• Led financial turnaround at MPEA erasing a projected $60 million deficit over 3 years.
• Successfully managed $1 billion McCormick Place expansion project
• Negotiated unprecedented Labor Agreements with union officials
• Achieved record operating surplus of nearly $11 million at MPEA.  

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
2007 – present    Peralta Garcia Solutions, Principal and Owner
2002 – 2007    Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, Chief Executive Officer
1993 – 2002    Davis Financial, Inc., Owner and President
1976 – 1993    LaSalle Bank and Bank of America, Vice President

Davis is a graduate of DePaul University with a BS in Accountancy and earned her CPA certification in 1983. She received her MBA in Finance in 1987 from the DePaul

University Graduate School of Business.  She holds a NASD Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Certificate.

Davis and her daughter, Megan, are lifelong residents of Chicago. She is very active in civic, professional & not-for-profit activities, sitting on the boards of Children's Memorial Hospital and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
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