Gabe Petek was appointed Legislative Analyst in February 2019 and is the sixth person to serve in that capacity since the office was founded in 1941. Gabe serves as the nonpartisan fiscal advisor to California’s Legislature and oversees the preparation of fiscal and policy analyses of the state’s budget. Before his appointment, Gabe worked for 20 years at S&P Global Ratings, ultimately as Managing Director and Sector Leader in the U.S. States Group. Gabe holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and earned his B.A. at Loyola Marymount University. Gabe also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.