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Steve Murphy

Steven J. Murphy joined the Kentucky Communications Network Authority in 2015 to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.Steve relocated to Lexington, Kentucky after retiring following a 34 year career with Standard and Poor’s, to be near two of his three daughters who attended the University of Kentucky.�At the time of his retirement, Steven was a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Standard and Poor’s U.S. Public Finance Department.In that role, he led the department responsible for rating over 19,000 publicly rated entities, including:� U.S. States and Local Governments, Public and Private Higher Education, Not for Profit Health Care, Tax Exempt Housing, Municipal Utilities, Municipal Structured, Public Power, Airports, Ports and Toll Roads and Infrastructure.Previously, Steven was the head of the State and Local Government Ratings Group. Before that, he led the department’s Municipal Enterprise Ratings Group. He has significant experience analyzing many types of debt structures. .Steven is a member of several state Government Finance Officers’ Associations, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Society of Municipal Analysts, the Municipal Forum of New York and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.Steven has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from St. John’s University and completed graduate studies at the University of Virginia.