Vivian Altman has been an investment banker in public finance for over thirty years. Previously, she was at JPMorgan Chase as the team leader for the firm's work on behalf of New Jersey and Connecticut as well as transportation issuers. From 1991 to October 2005, Ms. Altman owned her own financial advisory firm, Altman & Co., serving a wide range of clients including state and local governments and authorities. She has had a managing role in structuring and preparing issues for the market, financing general government projects, economic development projects, port facilities, toll roads, transit properties, health care institutions, solid waste facilities, and student loan bond issues.
Vivian was nominated in 1993 by Governor Whitman to serve on the board of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority and she was the Chairman of the Authority until stepping down in April 2010. She has served under governors Whitman, DiFrancesco, McGreevey, Codey, Corzine, and Christie. She also served as a member of the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority from 2000 to 2012. Ms. Altman was a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission. She is also a Founding Member and Co-President of Northeast Women in Public Finance. She was named in December 2011 as a Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance by the Bond Buyer.
Vivian earned an M.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with course work focusing on quantitative methods in econometrics, statistics, and public and she received a B.A. degree in Economics from Barnard College.