RUTH LEVINE is a Principal and Senior Analyst at The Vanguard Group, which she joined in February 2000. She was previously a credit and compliance analyst with the Evergreen Municipal Money Market Funds, and prior to that was a senior director in Fitchs Public Finance group.Before joining Fitch, Ms. Levine was a local government finance director for the Connecticut municipalities of Windsor and Milford.A former Board member of the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. & Canada, Ms. Levine also served on its Debt Committee and Disclosure Guidelines Task Force (1988 & 1991 publications). Ms. Levine is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) and of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York. Ms. Levine has chaired the NFMAs Swaps Disclosure Task Force and has co-chaired its Task Force on Disclosure Best Practices for General Obligation and Tax-Supported Debt. She has served on the Government Accounting Standard Boards Task Force on Derivatives and Hedging. She has also served as a member of the Investment Company Institutes delegation to the Muni Council, which was responsible for the development of DisclosureUSA.org . She has been a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Investor Advisory Group.She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University, a J.D. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School.
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