Susan Fitzgerald

Managing Director, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service


Susan joined the Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Ratings Group in August 1994. She is one of the senior members of the Group and is the lead analyst responsible for rating colleges, universities, and not-for-profit institutions in more than 30 states, principally in the Western, Midwestern, and Southern regions. Susan has been the primary author on a number of recent Moody’s publications, including Moody’s 2002 Outlook for Not-for-Profit Organizations.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Susan was an assistant director of corporate and foundation relations at The Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked for other not-for-profit groups involved in international affairs and in education reform. Susan holds a master’s degree in Economics and in International Studies, with a concentration in European Studies, from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her undergraduate degree is in Diplomacy and World Affairs, with a minor in Economics, from Occidental College, Los Angeles.