Karen Ribble is a senior director in the US public finance group at Fitch Ratings. She is the western regional head for local government, tax-supported ratings. In addition to working on tax-supported credits, she has experience in credit analysis in water and sewer and other revenue supported areas. Karen co-authored Fitchs recent special report titled, Impact of the Fiscal 2012 California Budget on Local Governments. Previously, Karen worked in the Mayors Office of Public Finance in the City and County of San Francisco, and was responsible for issuing the citys general obligation bonds and other general fund obligations. Prior to that, Karen worked for Bondlogistix LLC, providing arbitrage rebate and other analyses for tax-exempt bond issuers throughout the country. Karen earned a B.A in international political economy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the California Society of Municipal Analysts and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
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