Marian Zucker was tapped by S&P Global Ratings to lead its U.S. Public Finance Housing group.

S&P announced in an internal memo obtained by The Bond Buyer that Zucker has joined its public finance team as a sector leader for U.S. Public Finance Housing based in New York.

Marian Zucker, shown in 2013, was named to head the U.S. Public Finance Housing group at S&P Global Ratings in September 2017.
Marian Zucker was named to head the U.S. Public Finance Housing group at S&P Global Ratings. New York State Association for Affordable Housing

Sector leaders at S&P are senior roles charged with research development and commentary on credit and market trends.

Zucker arrives at S&P after almost 11 years as president of finance and development for New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Office of Finance and Development. Her responsibilities there included debt issuance.

At HCR, Zucker led efforts to finance single-family and multi-family housing programs and helped facilitate the first affordable housing green bond issuance to hit the municipal bond market.

She was also an investment banker specializing in affordable housing finance for mote than 16 years and served in several capacities at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Prior to joining HCR, Zucker was the first director of affordable housing for Long Island’s Suffolk County. She started her public finance career in the private sector at various banks including Bear Stearns and Paine Webber.

She received the 2016 Freda Johnston Award for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance at The Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year ceremony last December.

Zucker could not immediately be reached for comment on her new role at S&P.

“HCR congratulates Marian on her new position with S&P Global Ratings’ U.S. Public Finance Housing group," said a spokesperson for the organization. "We are grateful to Marian for her leadership, creativity and expertise over 10 years at HCR which helped make it possible to finance over 17,000 single family homes and more than 64,000 affordable multi-family apartments.”

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