Diana A. Cooke is an associate in the Investment Research & Strategy department at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management. Ms. Cooke is responsible for supporting the activities of the credit research team as well as conducting credit rating surveillance on existing municipal bond holdings. In addition, she assists in the creation of research reports on various municipal sectors, including state and local governments, school districts, higher education, healthcare and housing, and essential service utilities, such as water and sewer systems and electric utilities.
Prior to joining Gurtin Municipal Bond Management in February 2019, Ms. Cooke was an associate policy analyst at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning where she worked on research projects addressing regional land use and transportation planning in the Chicago metro region. Previously, Ms. Cooke worked as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis where she supported the research efforts of the bank’s economists, worked on real estate specific research, and helped write sections of the Beige and Burgundy Books.
Ms. Cooke earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in economics and math from the University of Connecticut.