Who We Are

Cheryl Allen - President

Phone: (512) 382-5420
Fax: (512) 382-5490
Email: callen@publicfinancegrp.com
Cheryl Allen’s public finance experience spans more than 38 years and involves a variety of different financings and municipal issuers located in Central Texas, as well as in Harris, Montgomery, Galveston and Fort Bend Counties.
 
Ms. Allen has expertise in the financing and long-term financial management of public utilities and public infrastructure, as well as a vast array of revenue bond financings. Her experience includes:  water/wastewater facilities; real estate development trends (including the demographic impact on sales tax revenues); fire and emergency services facilities; and transportation financings. Over the past 10 years, Ms. Allen has been responsible for the design and structure of more than 148 competitively sold special district bond transactions totaling more than $600 million. Ms. Allen holds a Series 50 license and has previously held Series 7 and Series 53 licenses.

Linda Hubble – Senior Vice President

Phone: (512) 382-5420
Fax: (512) 382-5490
Email: linda@publicfinancegrp.com
Linda Hubble has been in the field of municipal finance since 2004. She is responsible for technical and quantitative analyses related to public debt issued by Public Finance Group’s municipal clients. Her responsibilities include determining the feasibility of and optimum structure for new debt financings; refunding of existing outstanding debt; and coordination and preparation of all preliminary and final Official Statements, including presentations to rating agencies and municipal bond insurance companies. She has in-depth knowledge of local markets and local credits with extensive experience in the analysis of debt service structures for issuers in the southwest. In addition to her analytical duties, Mrs. Hubble also meets with clients, processes all continuing disclosure information required by the MSRB, maintains a Summary of Financings list, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.
 
Mrs. Hubble holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and holds a Series 50 license.

Prior to joining and helping create Public Finance Group, Mrs. Hubble was a Vice President with Southwest Securities for 10 years, where she held a Series 7, Series 63 and Series 53 license.
 

Justin Taack - Vice President

​Phone: (512) 382-5420
Fax: (512) 382-5490
Email: jtaack@publicfinancegrp.com
​In 2005, Justin’s began working at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the second largest environmental agency in the nation. He analyzed the technical merits of water district applications from across the state to determine the feasibility of creating water districts and the feasibility of those districts issuing bonds.

From 2011 to 2014, Justin served as a special assistant in the Water Supply Division, where he offered a wide array of services including project management, development strategy, knowledge of the state’s water permitting process, statewide outreach programs focused on rural and agricultural communities, water financing, emergency management, disaster recovery, drought response, water districts, and other aspects of TCEQ water-related activities. 

In May of 2014, Justin was named Manager of the TCEQ’s Districts Section. In this capacity, Justin oversaw the responsibilities of the two teams that handled district bonds and district creation. Under Justin’s guidance, these teams implemented numerous tasks related to all water districts throughout the state, including: maintaining the required reporting documentation of water districts; processing applications, such as creating water districts and the issuance of bonds; upholding TCEQ’s water district rules; and representing the TCEQ at legislative hearings. Justin helped prepare hearing files and bill analysis as well as track water legislation.

Justin is a proud graduate of Texas State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.