Neene Jenkins

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Title: Vice President, Municipal Credit Analyst
Firm: AllianceBernstein
Age: 39

Neene Jenkins was destined to work in the public sector.

Her parents — who immigrated from Nigeria in the 1970s — both worked in the public health sector, while one of her siblings worked for the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

“It’s the family business,” said the 39-year-old native of Brooklyn who has spent the last 12 years cultivating her love of all things municipal research.

Currently a vice president and municipal credit analyst at AllianceBernstein in New York, Neene confessed she has always been naturally drawn to quantitative and qualitative data and research.

“I have always liked the public sector and being focused on a macro view and understanding and supporting the projects the bonds are financing,” she said.

Guy Davidson, director of municipal investments at AllianceBernstein, said Neene is a “self-avowed muni geek, with a love of public policy details, is thorough in gathering important data, and is good at communicating her findings and conclusions.”

Since joining AllianceBernstein in 2010, she has had extensive experience with distressed credits and primarily covers high-yield debt, focusing on higher education, charter schools, and the senior living sectors.

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