Matthew T. Reining is the analytical manager for U.S. Public Finance State and Local Government group�s Western region credits at Standard & Poor�s Ratings Services. Based in the San Francisco office, he leads a team of 15 analysts working on local government credit analysis. Matt has analytical expertise in assessing the credit quality of general obligation, appropriation, tax increment, special tax, school district, water-sewer, and special district bonds. His analytical work focuses on California, Arizona, and Colorado credits. Matt is a key member of the special district and land-backed sector and is also an internal short-term debt sector leader. Matt has been with Standard & Poor�s since the summer of 2004. Before working at Standard & Poor�s, Matt spent three and a half years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali and an additional year and a half working for John Snow, Inc. on a USAID international program for public health supply logistics. Matt is a member of the California Society of Municipal Analysts. Matt holds a bachelor�s degree from the College of William and Mary as well as a master�s degree in Business Administration from Yale University�s School of Management.
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