Eric Kim is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. public finance department and head of the U.S. states rating team. He is a member of the tax-supported ratings group, focusing on state and local government credits. Previously, Kim was chief of staff for the first deputy commissioner at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. He earned a BA from Brown University and a master’s from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
Olu Sonola is head of U.S. Economic Research at Fitch Ratings, where he’s responsible for coverage of the labor market, consumer spending, inflation, demographics and other areas. Sonola frequently speaks about the U.S. economy to Fitch analysts’ investors, issuers and the media, and is often quoted by major media outlets. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lagos State University, a master’s from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.