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FirstSouthwest Adds Industry Veteran Susan Kendall to Public Finance Team

Dallas-based diversified investment bank FirstSouthwest, which has served as financial advisor on more bond and note transactions in the past ten years than any other firm, ranking No. 1 nationally for nine of the past 10 years according to MuniAnalytics, today announced that Susan Kendall, former senior analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, has joined their Public Finance Group.

With more than 25 years of experience in public finance, both as a rating agency analyst and in government, industry veteran Kendall will serve as senior vice president in public finance. Kendall is based in FirstSouthwest’s Boston office and will work with the Rhode Island and New York City offices on behalf of general obligation and revenue bond issuers at the state and local level.

“We are pleased to have such a prominent and well respected professional in our industry join us as we strengthen our services to high profile issuers,” said Hill A. Feinberg, chairman and CEO of FirstSouthwest. “Kendall is a great addition to our public finance team and will be a valuable asset as we continue to position the company for long-term growth.”

Prior to joining FirstSouthwest, Kendall was the head of Moody’s Boston office since its opening in 2004, and was responsible for local governments and utilities throughout the East Coast. She also served as the treasurer in the town of Belmont, Mass.

Kendall is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is a guest lecturer in state and local finance at Harvard Kennedy School. She is co-founder and a director of Boston Women in Public Finance and a member and past governor of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. Kendall is also the current director and member of Boston Women in Public Finance, member and past president of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum and a member of the Government Finance Officers of America and the Treasurers Club of Boston.

Kendall earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Harvard College and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. 

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