Barbara Flickinger-  Managing Director at MBIA/National Public Finance Guarantee

Barbara Flickinger has worked her entire career in government and municipal finance. She was most recently a managing director and Chief Credit Officer of National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation (a financial guarantee company and subsidiary of MBIA Inc). She was responsible for ensuring that new business transactions adhered to National’s underwriting standards and chaired National’s credit approval committees. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Flickinger was a senior member of National’s Portfolio Surveillance Group and managed the unit responsible for monitoring insured debt issued in the western half of the U.S. Previously, Ms. Flickinger was with MBIA Insurance Corp., which she joined in 1997. She has also held positions in new business working directly with issuers, advisors and bankers to provide insurance for bond offerings.

Prior to joining MBIA, Ms. Flickinger worked for Moody’s Investors Service, primarily managing the Far West Regional ratings group as an Assistant Director. Barbara was also a member of the States and High Profile Ratings Group and responsible for the ratings of a number of state and large municipal issuers.

Ms. Flickinger’s experience also includes stints in the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. covering budget and appropriations issues for Senator Patrick J. Leahy as well as budget analyst in the Executive Office of the U.S. President (Office of Management and Budget). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management.