Susan Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President at Moody's

Susan Fitzgerald is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s Public Finance Group and manages Moody’s Global Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Ratings Team. The team rates nearly 800 colleges, universities, and not-for-profit institutions worldwide. Susan has extensive public finance experience, previously serving as a senior analyst on both the higher education and health care ratings teams. She has also been involved in various initiatives related to ESG analysis, charter schools, intercept ratings, and public-private partnerships. Susan originally joined Moody’s in 1994 and rejoined in 2013 after a 6 year hiatus.

Susan’s other prior work experience includes managing the financial advisory practice at a boutique investment banking and advisory firm; serving as commercial credit analyst for a community bank; owning and operating a recycled/found object art gallery and a bed and breakfast; and as the assistant director of development, focused on foundation and corporate relations, for a graduate school.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies (European Studies and Economics) from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Her A.B. degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs, with a minor in Economics, is from Occidental College, Los Angeles.

My Sessions

Outlook for Higher Education Business Conditions

Law School Second Floor

Business conditions will remain challenging for colleges and universities over the next several years as they continue to adapt to a low revenue growth environment.  As the sector transforms, driven by technology and demographics, some colleges will thrive and others will struggle.  Susan Fitzgerald from Moody’s will discuss the key drivers affecting the financial health […]