Thomas Brigandi, CFA, is an analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at a Credit Rating Agency (CRA), where he serves as a lead analyst for 34 power, toll-road, airport, port, water, wastewater, natural gas pipeline, and project finance credits. Brigandi also serves on a CRA’s public pension steering committee, ESG Americas working group, and formerly served on the veteran recruiting sub-committee. Brigandi previously worked at the ~$180bn NYC Pension Fund, where he focused on energy and natural resources and reported directly to the chief investment officer. Brigandi is a Board Director of the 11,000-plus investment professional member CFA Society New York (CFANY), the largest CFA Institute society globally. Brigandi, the CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader and CFANY’s 2016 Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service Award recipient, has organized 69 CFA Society conferences that were attended by more than 12,800 investment professionals, in addition to over 475 asset owner, investment consultant, and buy-side investment professionals and speakers who collectively and directly oversee or advise on more than $50 trillion. Brigandi is the founder of CFANY’s Asset Owner Series, Emerging and Frontier Market Series, Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series, Putting Beneficiaries First Series and Global Infrastructure Conference Series, and leads a team of over 450 investment professional CFA Society volunteers globally. While serving as the director of global volunteers of the American Foundation for African Children’s Education, Brigandi organized the NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony on 23 September 2011, hosted for the president of Sierra Leone. Brigandi maintains over 12,000 connections on LinkedIn and holds a bachelor of science in finance, accounting, and economics from the Macaulay Honors College (MHC) at the City University of New York. Brigandi received the college’s inaugural Alumni Pioneer Award and serves on the MHC Foundation Board of Directors.