Laura Porter

Head of U.S. Public Finance
Fitch Ratings

Laura Porter is a managing director in Fitch’s public finance department, where she heads the U.S. State and Local Governments Group and is a member of the department’s executive and criteria committees. Laura joined Fitch in 2005 and is based in New York.

Laura’s previous public finance experience includes work in investment banking. She was a vice president in the tax-exempt securities division at Morgan Stanley. In addition, she has held senior administrative positions at not-for-profit institutions.
Laura earned a master’s degree in public and private management at the Yale School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in economics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.