Young Alumna in Public Administration and Policy Award
Kimberly Lyons, BA '02, MPA '04
Assistant Vice President and Analyst
Moody's Investors Service
Kimberly Lyons is currently an Assistant Vice President/Analyst with Moody's Investors Service, serving as the lead rating analyst for a number of state governments, including Georgia, , Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Kimberly has worked in the field of municipal credit analysis for approximately 10 years, beginning her career in bond insurance at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. She currently serves as co-president of Northeast Women in Public Finance, which provides mentoring, career development, educational and networking opportunities for women in the public finance industry.
Kimberly is also founding member of Moody's Multicultural Employee Group, an affinity group that comprises many ethnicities within the company and whose mission is to explore and celebrate the diverse cultures within the organization. In 2013 Kimberly was honored with the "40 under Forty" Achievement Award, presented by The Network Journal (TNJ). The award recognizes young African-Americans who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and committed contributors to the development of their community.
Kimberly graduated from the University of Albany – State University of New York with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology (2002) and received a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (2004).