Demographic shifts and the aging of the US population are expected to have an impact on every sector of municipal finance. The working-age population is not growing fast enough to replace the aging boomers who are retiring. The Midwestern population is shrinking while Southern and Western states are growing. We are arriving at an inflection point.
Join us on November 7th at Moody’s Public Finance Conference 2018 and you will learn how this evolution will influence every municipal sector.
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of the company Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.Read Full Bio
Donald J. Boyd is a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Policy Research at the Rockefeller College at the University at Albany. In addition, he is the owner of Boyd Research, an economic and fiscal consulting firm with clients that have included state governments, the federal government, local governments, trade associations, labor organizations, advocacy organizations, and other groups.Read Full Bio
David Crane is a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and president of Govern for California. From 2004-2010 he served as a special adviser to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and from 1979-2003 he was a partner at Babcock & Brown, a financial services company. Crane also serves on the board of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California and formerly served on the University of California Board of Regents and as a director of the California State Teachers Retirement System, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Volcker-Ravitch Task Force on the State Budget Crisis.Read Full Bio
Christopher Fevola is a vice president at Long Island University (LIU), where he serves as Chief Financial Officer and University Treasurer, overseeing all aspects of LIU’s finances and student financial services. Mr. Fevola has played an instrumental role in the strengthening of the university’s financial position since taking the position in 2013, managing increases in net assets of more than $238 million (119%) for the five years ended August 31, 2018. Both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s have responded to the university’s progress toward securing and sustaining a strong financial position by improving the university’s credit ratings consistently over this timeframe.Read Full Bio
Lynn Holland serves as a Chief Budget Examiner and Director for Economic Studies with the Economic and Revenue Unit with the New York State Division of the Budget. Ms. Holland's primary responsibilities include forecasting national and state economic conditions for use in State Financial Plan development, developing forecasting and simulation models for tax and other areas of policy analysis, and conducting economic research in support of State economic development initiatives. Prior to her employment with the Division of the Budget, Ms. Holland worked as Principal Economist for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee, where she developed forecasting and policy simulation models in the areas of Medicaid spending, public assistance, and criminal justice.Read Full Bio
Garrick Stoldt has been in the healthcare industry for over 35 years. He started as a regulator working for New Jersey Blue Cross under its Medicare contract to audit hospitals and related facilities, then as an auditor and consultant for the accounting firms of Pannell Kerr Forster and then Ernst and Young. Since then he work as Chief Financial Officer for several hospitals and health systems before coming to Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in 2005.Read Full Bio
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