Kathy Masterson is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Public Finance Department. Kathy is a senior credit analyst with responsibilities in the public power and water/waste-water utility sectors. In her current role, she is the primary analyst on a portfolio of over 60 public power and water and sewer issuers including wholesale and retail utilities. Kathy is also responsible for providing senior analytical oversight and training to junior analysts, participation on credit committees across sectors, and presenting Fitch’s research to institutional investors, lenders and other financial intermediaries. Kathy joined Fitch in 2006 and is based in Austin, Texas.Prior to Fitch, Kathy worked as a financial advisor with Public Financial Management in San Francisco. She began her career at Standard & Poor’s in 1997, where she covered the public power, water and transportation sectors inDallas and San Francisco.Kathy has a Masters in Public Policy from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Policy at the University of Texas and a B.A. in History from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the National Federation ofMunicipal Analysts.
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