Chief Credit Officer, Build America Mutual
Suzanne Finnegan has responsibility for underwriting approval of all transactions for insurance. Prior to joining BAM, she was Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., where she was the Senior Credit Officer overseeing credit transactions in the Government Banking segment. From 1990 to 2004, she was the Chief Municipal Underwriting Officer at FSA, responsible for domestic municipal finance underwriting, and was Chair of the Municipal Underwriting Committee. Prior to joining FSA, she was Vice President and Manager of the General Surveillance Department at MBIA and earlier supervised MBIA’s Special Tax and Leasing Group. She previously worked in the Public Finance Division of Marine Midland Bank and in the Municipal Research Group at Oppenheimer & Co. Suzanne is a past Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance. She is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Southern Municipal Analysts Society, and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.