James Hobbs

Andy is an Assistant Vice President �– Analyst on the Southwest Local Government Ratings Team located in Dallas Texas. He is responsible for a variety of credits in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Arkansas, ranging from cities, counties, school districts, water and sewer enterprise systems, municipal utility districts, other special districts, and economic development enterprises. Andy recently published “Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Better Prepared for Future Storms,” and “Recent Missouri Floods a Credit Negative for Local Governments.” �Prior to joining Moody’s, Andy was an Officer in the US Coast Guard dedicated primarily to law enforcement and port security related missions. Andy is also a graduate of the US Navy’s prestigious Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin where he attained a Master of Public Affairs degree.�