About the Author

Karleen Strayer

Vice President

Karleen is a senior credit analyst within the municipal fixed income group at Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc., the investment advisory arm of M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Karleen was a managing director at National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation, a financial guarantor subsidiary of MBIA, Inc. During her 19 years at MBIA, Karleen managed teams in the areas of new business, insured portfolio management, and remediation, primarily focusing on the not-for-profit healthcare sector. She began her career as a commercial banker in the not-for-profit healthcare group within the First National Bank of Chicago.

Karleen holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is a member of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Philadelphia Area Municipal Analyst Society. Karleen serves on the board finance committee of the Western Connecticut Health Network and she serves as board member and treasurer for The Music School of Delaware.


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Illinois’ Budget Crisis Redux

Karleen Strayer |
Wilmington Wire
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June 26, 2017—The Illinois General Assembly continues its 10-day special session this week making a last-ditch effort to approve a state budget prior to the start of its fiscal year on July 1. Other states, including Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are still hashing out their budgets, but the stakes for Illinois are much higher. 

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Has Hospital Credit Peaked?

Karleen Strayer |
Wilmington Wire

August 3, 2016—In the early days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), conventional wisdom held that by this time—six years after its passage—hospitals would be well down the road in their transition from fee-for-service payment models to value-based, population health models. Stressors from that shift would be evident in hospital financial performance as would the

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