Jane Ridley

Senior Director & Sector Leader, U.S. Public Finance/Government Ratings, S&P Global

Jane Ridley

Jane is a Senior Director in the U.S. Public Finance (USPF) Government Group, and serves as a Sector Lead for local governments. Prior to her role as a Sector Lead, Jane was the Analytic Manager for the Midwest local government group for nine years. She has been with S&P Global since 2001.

In her role as a Sector Lead, Jane’s scope encompasses the entire U.S. local government market. Her areas of expertise include distressed credits, the impact of federal policy changes on local governments, and how broader economic pressures create credit stress at the local level. During her tenure at S&P Global, Jane has worked with issuers throughout the country and served as the primary analyst for the city of Detroit through its historic bankruptcy. She is a member of S&P Ratings’ North American Credit Conditions Committee, sharing insights and expectations for the USPF market with practice representatives across all asset classes.

Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Jane was a Vice President in the Municipal Securities Group at Banc of America Securities, and an analyst at PaineWebber.

Jane is a member of the debt committee for the Government Finance Officers Association and serves on the mentoring committee of Women in Public Finance. She is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and is the founder and president of the local chapter, MARMOT (Municipal Analysts of the Rocky MOunTains), currently under consideration for full chapter status by NFMA.

Jane is a graduate of Northwestern University.