Ms. Boicourt is a seasoned public finance professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry. She has assisted states, state agencies and municipalities with taxable and tax exempt public and private offerings along a wide spectrum of credits and structures. Renee has provided transactional and strategic advice to the States of Louisiana, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and California, as well as the New York Power Authority, the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, the New York Power Authority, and the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority. Renee has also advised the municipal bond insurers regarding Jefferson County, Alabama, Detroit, Michigan, and, currently, Puerto Rico. In addition, she has served the U.S. Department of Justice as an expert in Clean Water Act litigation.
Prior to joining Lamont in 2006, Renee served as Managing Director for High Profile Ratings at Moody’s Investors Service, where she managed ratings for the fifty states, the U.S. territories, the largest cities, as well as airports, surface transportation, and power and water utility issuers. Over her 17 years at the rating agency, she chaired Moody’s rating committees for many of the market’s most complex and significant ratings, and managed Moody’s relationship with Governors, Mayors and other elected and high level appointed officials. Ms. Boicourt developed rating policy on such innovative and complex transactions as tobacco bonds, California's financing during its liquidity and energy crises, and transportation financing innovations such as GARVEEs and TIFIA loans. In addition, she worked on recovery financings for distressed states and cities (including Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Orange County, California). An expert in state finances, Ms. Boicourt was responsible for ratings throughout several cycles of economic recession and recovery. She was a frequent speaker before industry conferences and seminars, and has testified before Congress and state legislatures regarding public finance issues.
Renee began her public finance career with the City of New York, where she served in the Department of Finance and the Office of Management and Budget in the early years of the City’s recovery from the fiscal crisis.
Renee sits on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and is a member of the Society of Municipal Analysts, the Municipal Analysts Group of New York, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, and Women in Public Finance.
Renee has a BA in Economics and a Master’s in Public Policy, both from the University of California at Berkeley and is a registered Series 50 Municipal Advisor Representative.