Dalena has been a member of Baird’s public finance team since 2004. She has served many Illinois municipalities and special districts as an underwriter, placement agent or municipal advisor on their bond transactions. She has worked with such clients as the cities of Champaign, Decatur, DeKalb, East Peoria, St. Charles and Streator, the villages of Bedford Park, Downers Grove, Oswego, and Plainfield, the park districts of Belvidere Township and Frankfort Square and St. Charles Public Library District. Her experience cuts across many types of financings, including general obligation bonds, utility revenue bonds, tax increment bonds and pension obligation bonds. Dalena graduated magna cum laude from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Minor in International Business and Economics.