Mr. Shields serves as Head of the Public Finance Department (since 2007) at Morgan Stanley. This group provides banking and underwriting services for financing of state and local governments, health care, higher education, public power, toll road, airport, housing, and student loan entities in the United States. Prior to becoming Head of Public Finance, Mr. Shields served as Head of the Midwest Region for Morgan Stanley’s public finance efforts. Mr. Shields joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 after working as a Vice President with Prudential Securities. Prior to joining the securities industry, Mr. Shields served as President of the State Controlling Board and Deputy Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (“OBM”). Mr. Shields holds a B.A. in History from the Ohio State University, an M.A. in American Politics and International Relations from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.
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