Kate Hackett is a Managing Director in the Public Finance group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Previously, Kate was a Director at Standard & Poor’s in the State and Local Government group. Prior to her role at Standard & Poor’s, Hackett was with Ambac Assurance Corporation in the public finance area where her last position was First Vice President. She has worked in the area of municipal credit analysis and credit risk management for over 20 years, assessing credit worthiness across all sectors and geographic areas. She has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from New York University’s Robert Wagner School of Public Finance and a BA from Boston College.