Jessalynn Moro is Managing Director and Head of U.S. Public Finance (USPF). In this role, Jessalynn leads a 100+ person team responsible for analytical coverage, criteria and research commentary across all USPF sectors. USPF includes state and local governments, public utilities, healthcare organizations, public and private higher education institutions, non-profits, public housing agencies and municipal structured finance. USPF professionals are located in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Austin. Jessalynn has held a multitude of key roles since joining Fitch in 1999. Prior to her current appointment, Jessalynn served as head of the local government ratings group overseeing Fitch’s city, county, school district and special tax ratings. In addition, she previously held various management and analytical roles including head of U.S. Public Finance Operations, Northeast Regional Analytical Manager and Public Finance liaison for Fitch’s management academy, compliance and regulatory implementation, among others. Jessalynn has a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in communication from The College of New Jersey where she started on a vocal performance scholarship. Jessalynn’s experience includes frequent presentations across industry events and interviews with top tier media outlets; both television and print.Jessalynn lives at the shore in New Jersey with her husband Adam of 15 years and their two children Xavier and Amelia.��
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