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Edie Behr

Edie Behr

Edie Behr is a distinguished public finance professional with significantmanagement and analytical experience. She is currently Vice President/SeniorCredit Officer and Manager of Moody’s Higher Education and Not-for-ProfitTeam. She oversees a team of 17 analysts that conduct research and assigncredit ratings to close to 800 colleges, universities and other not-for-profitorganizations in the United States. Edie also has direct lead analyticalresponsibility for rating a diverse portfolio of institutions, including ivy leagueuniversities, large public university systems, complex academic medical centers,and nationally prominent not-for-profit organizations. Prior to assuming hercurrent role, Edie served in a similar leadership capacity for Moody’s U.S. StateRatings and Regional Ratings Teams. This experience is particularly meaningfulas she has developed a special expertise on state relations with universities. Edieis a member of Moody’s Public Finance Franchise Committee which sets creditpolicies across all sectors of the firm’s public finance enterprise. While at Moody’s,she has authored a number of special comments and is the primary point personfor issues related to Build America Bonds and state government aid interceptprograms. During her tenure on the Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Team,she has authored reports about topics including fiscal exigency, disclosure, andresearch funding.Prior to joining Moody’s in 2003, Edie served as Executive Director of theNew Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority and as President of theNational Council of Health Facilities Finance Authorities. From 1984 to 1994,she worked as an investment banker and financial advisor to states, counties andmunicipalities as well as state and local authorities and school districts.Edie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati and earnedan M.B.A. from New York University. She is a frequent lecturer and a member ofseveral industry associations.