Adam Chepenik

Principal, Government and Public Sector, Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy, Ernst & Young LLP

Trusted advisor and proven leader driving financial and operational transformations at state and local governments. Enjoys political history, cycling, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Adam helps lead EY's Public Sector Restructuring practice, which advises state and local governments on financial and operational transformations, including multi-year fiscal planning, cash flow and budget forecasts, creditor negotiations, labor contracts, and legacy retiree obligations.

Adam previously was a deputy director in the federal government where he advised senior officials on developing public policy for distressed municipalities, infrastructure finance, and public pensions. He played a key role in developing the federal government's response to Puerto Rico's financial crisis and provided extensive technical assistance to the Congress in the drafting of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act.

Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also holds three Bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst, was recently recognized as a Bond Buyer Rising Star, and frequently speaks about strategies to resolve financial distress.

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