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Jessica, a Senior Director with Public Finance Ratings at S&P Global Rating’s San Francisco office and Sector Leader for the Education group, joined S&P Global Ratings in 2004. Jessica is the group’s sector expert, providing market leading research and thought leadership on over 1,000 ratings in the not-for-profit higher education, 501c3, and charter school sectors and overseeing the training and development of the nearly 20 analysts assigned to them. Additionally, Jessica’s duties include leadership of the San Francisco office, currently the third largest location for S&P Global Ratings. Jessica follows a portfolio of high profile credits around the country, has spoken at numerous regional and national conferences, and has authored several commentary pieces for the group. Previously, Jessica worked for five years with the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games conducting financial analysis for the arts & culture, education, and information services departments and as the finance manager for the Olympic Torch Relay. Jessica has been named to the Smith’s Research Municipal All-Stars second team for Higher Education. She received her masters of business administration from Yale University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. She is a member of the California Society of Municipal Analysts (CSMA) and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA).