Douglas Offerman is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Public Finance Department. As a senior member of the States group, he covers a portfolio of U.S. state general obligation and special tax credits. In addition, he is Fitch’s team leader on public pensions and OPEB issues, authoring research reports and coordinating internal training on issues related to retirement obligations. He speaks frequently with investors, to media and at conferences on pension- related topics.Doug was previously a financial consultant for several large, health care-related nonprofit organizations in New York City, and a research analyst for New York budget and operational issues at the Citizens Budget Commission of New York. Prior to that, he spent five years in the federal government at the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, and he began his career working in economic development for the State of California.
Doug earned a B.A. in History from U.C.L.A. and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.