Ivan Samstein was confirmed as Cook County’s Chief Financial Officer in March 2013 after joining the organization in early 2012. �Prior to joining the county, Mr. Samstein was an investment banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in both New York and Chicago, transitioning with the organization through several mergers. �During his investment banking career Mr. Samstein served as the lead banker on a wide range of municipal securities. �Mr. Samstein previously worked as a public finance credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service where he was a member of the organization’s national rating committee. �Mr. Samstein is also an inactive commissioned officer in the Army Reserve and served as an intelligence officer for an infantry battalion in eastern Afghanistan during 2008 and 2009, service for which he was awarded a number of military commendations. �Mr. Samstein holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois and a B.A. from Hunter College.
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