Susan Kendall is a Senior Vice President in FirstSouthwests Northeast Public Finance Group. Kendall is based in First Southwests Boston office and will work with the Rhode Island and New York City offices on behalf of general obligation and revenue bond issuers at the state and local levels. Kendall was a senior analyst and head of the Boston office of Moodys Investors Service since it opened in 2004, with responsibility for local governments and utilities throughout the east coast. She was the lead analyst for local governments in Massachusetts and Virginia and served as a rating committee chairperson. She had primary responsibility for a large portfolio of high profile issuers including the Cities of Providence and Central Falls, RI; City of Boston; Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and Fairfax County, Virginia. Prior to joining Moodys Kendall served as the Treasurer and Collector of the Town of Belmont, Massachusetts and was an administrator at Harvard Medical School and Boston University.Kendall is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is a guest lecturer in state and local finance at Harvard Kennedy School. Kendall is co-founder of Boston Women in Public Finance and is a member and former Governor of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Government Finance Officers of America and the Treasurers Club of Boston and is a past president of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum. Kendall earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Harvard College and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
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