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Yvette Dennis

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group
Fitch Ratings

Yvette Dennis joined Fitch Ratings in 2007 and is currently a Senior Director in the agency's Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group. Her primary focus is in assessing credit risks for energy, water and industrial projects. Yvette has evaluated projects in the areas of LNG, solar, onshore and offshore wind, hydro, natural gas, coal, biomass, and oil refineries. Yvette has evaluated projects located in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Previously, Yvette served as a Director in Fitch's Public Finance Group focusing on municipal electric and water utilities. Yvette co-authored the following Fitch publications: Rating Criteria for Solar Power Projects; Project Finance: Assessing Sponsor Support in the Absence of Contractual Guarantees; Merchant Power Projects Under Stress: Hydropower Margins Evaporate Amid Persistent Low Gas Prices; and Clouds Over Solar Power Project Finance: Uncertain Performance of Photovoltaic Manufacturers.Prior to joining Fitch, Yvette spent 10 years in the U.S. federal government as Deputy Director of microfinance at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as a credit analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.Yvette earned a BA in political science from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania as well as a MPA and certificate of Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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