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Thomas G. Doe, CEO, Founder
In 2012, Mr. Doe addressed the Municipal Division of the SEC, been a featured speaker at US Bank Government Banking Retreat, Fortigent Winter Meeting, Philadelphia Council of Business Economics, Municipal Bond Buyer’s Annual Conference, BMO’s Fixed-Income Perspective Event, GFOA’s National Conference and SIFMA’s Municipal Summit. In July, MMA presented at the FFIEC Capital Markets Specialists Conference and to its bank examiner attendees on the subject of the municipal market credit risk. In September, MMA conducted its seminar on Municipal Credit Risk for the FDIC and its regional bank examiners.
Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Doe served a 3-year term as a public member on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), the regulatory entity of the municipal securities industry.
Mr. Doe received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and a Master’s from Harvard University.
Robert Donahue, Managing Director
From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Donahue was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Fidelity Investments’ Fixed Income Division, where he was responsible for five municipal money market mutual funds totaling more than $6 billion in shareholder assets. He spent three years at T. Rowe Price Associates’ Fixed Income Division, where he was responsible for credit analysis and surveillance of multiple municipal sectors, managing 17 municipal bond funds with more than $8 billion in assets.
Mr. Donahue was president of the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum in 2007, was on the Board of Governors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts from 2007 to 2009.
Mr. Donahue was a teacher, coach and administrator from 1987 to 1994 at schools in Saint Louis, Missouri and Washington, D.C. and was a special assistant to the CEO of the District of Columbia Public Schools in 1997. He also spent two years as a consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, Public Services Practice where he performed management and budgetary performance audits for local governments and school districts.
Mr. Donahue obtained a Master of Public Administration, State and Local Financial Management, from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from College of the Holy Cross.
Matt Fabian, Managing Director
Prior to his current position, Mr. Fabian spent two-and-a-half years as the lead municipal research analyst for UBS and headed up a group within UBS Wealth Management Research, the award-winning division of 150 analysts and economists supporting the company’s $1.3 trillion in invested wealth management assets. Mr. Fabian was the prime resource on municipal bond research for the UBS network of nearly 7,500 US financial advisors, while also advising the company’s institutional trading and investment-banking clients. Mr. Fabian was also a research analyst with the UBS Municipal Securities Group for three years, an underwriting analyst with a municipal bond insurer for four years, and a municipal rating analyst with Moody’s Investors Service for three years.
Mr. Fabian was chairman of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York (MAGNY) in 2010-2011 and is on the Board of Governors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA). He has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences on a wide range of topics, including investing strategy, demographic trends, bond insurance, tax reform, derivatives, defaults, state governments, and tobacco bonds. He is also a contributing editor for the Municipal Finance Journal.
Mr. Fabian has a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and undergraduate degree from Penn State. He has current Series 7, 63, and 16 NASD licenses.
Timothy Holler, CFA COO
Mr. Holler also leads and develops the research used in risk and trading modeling. Mr. Holler’s emphasis is on developing computer-programmed systematic trading/investment systems. Mr. Holler places a premium on the rigorous historical testing of systems, a discipline that involves analyzing performance in the context of evolving market conditions.
Prior to joining MMA in July 1995, Mr. Holler worked at Municipal Market Data as a Research Analyst from June 1993. Mr. Holler began his investment career in June 1992 as a board reporting specialist at the Boston Company.
Mr. Holler holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a CFA charterholder which is a graduate-level curriculum focused on investment management.
Matt Posner, Managing Director
Mr. Posner also produces MMA’s market Insight report. Insight, published two to three times a day, combines experienced observations of primary and secondary municipal market activity. The report provides candid coverage of the daily ebb and flow of activity presented both in a historical context and complemented by observations from leading participants in the industry.
Mr. Posner has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and American History from Georgetown University and is currently a CFA Level 3 candidate. He has testified before the United State Senate Committee on Finance and contributes to the Municipal Finance Journal.
Lisa Washburn, Managing Director
Prior to her current position, Ms. Washburn was at Moody’s Investors Service for 20 years. From 2005 through 2011 she was a Managing Director in the Public Finance Group. Ms. Washburn has extensive experience in the analysis of municipal bonds covering a wide variety of sectors in the market. During her tenure at Moody’s, Ms. Washburn managed a number of ratings teams including Southwest Local Governments, Housing and State Revolving Funds, and Municipal Structured Products. She was a member of several senior level credit policy committees including Public Finance, Structured Finance and Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance. Additionally, Ms. Washburn led a number of the company’s high profile initiatives related to municipal bond default analysis and ratings comparability, including the 2010 Municipal Rating Recalibration and the rating agency’s first published municipal default study. She utilized her analytical and project management skills to work alongside Product Strategy to develop and launch the first generation of Moody’s Municipal Financial Ratio Analysis product (MFRA).
Ms. Washburn has been a member of the Board of Governors of the NFMA since 2008. She is a member of the organization’s Executive Board, Co-Chair of the Industry Practices Committee and an active member of the Education Committee. Ms. Washburn is also a member of MAGNY.
Ms. Washburn has an undergraduate degree in finance from Lehigh University. She also passed all sections of the Certified Management Accountants exam in 1989.