Omid Rahmani is an associate director with Fitch Ratings' U.S. Public Finance Tax-Supported group in Austin, where he works on a team that covers local tax-supported issuers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. In addition, he serves as the US Public Finance, International Public Finance and Global Infrastructure & Project Finance leader in the company-wide cyber risk team and as a cyber risk subject matter resource in the company's cross practice ESG group. Omid has been recognized as one of the Bond Buyer 'Rising Stars' of 2021 for his work on cyber risk in public finance. Prior to joining Fitch Ratings, Omid worked as an analyst at S&P Global with a focus on public finance utilities and cyber risk. Omid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and subsequent to his schooling worked at the US House of Representatives. Omid is also a National Geographic featured field archeologist and generally spends vacations working on archaeological sites in South America and the Middle East. In addition, Omid is very active with several charities and community activities in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington DC areas.