Adam Chepenik

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Title: Prinicipal, Restructuring Advisory Services
Firm: EY, LLP
Age: 37

Adam Chepenik’s public service career has focused on helping financially distressed governments.

The heart of his experience came as deputy director of the Office of State and Local Finance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From 2014 to 2017 he worked on the federal response to Puerto Rico’s growing financial crisis.

In the earlier years he worked on the Treasury’s policy initiatives for the island and coordinated interagency efforts through the White House Task Force on Puerto Rico. He helped create a Treasury action plan for the island in the fall of 2015 that was used in negotiations leading to the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.

After the set up of the Puerto Rico Oversight Board, Chepenik served as the members’ temporary staff member.

After leaving the Treasury, Chepenik went to EY, LLP’s Washington office. As a principal in their Restructuring Advisory Services section, Adam has expanded EY’s work in the area.

He leads EY’s effort to assist Puerto Rico’s Oversight Board and assists with its work for the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In his spare time, Chepenik enjoys reading historical literature, cycling, and spending time with his family

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