Sheila May

Sheila R. May, CFA

Principal, Director, Municipal Bond Research


38 Years


Sheila manages the credit research function within the municipal bond team. She is responsible for analyzing municipal bond credits and incorporating the credit function into the firm’s portfolio management and trading strategies. She brings over three decades of experience evaluating municipal credits across nearly all sectors of public finance, developing formal credit and sector research processes, and educating clients on the ever-changing dynamics of municipal bond credit. Sheila is a member of the firm’s Investment and ESG Committees.

Prior Work Experience

Prior to joining GW&K, Sheila was an associate partner and senior bond analyst at Wellington Management Company where she was assigned to institutional portfolios in excess of $10 billion. She has also served as a vice president and bond analyst at Standish Mellon Asset Management, and assistant vice president at Fleet/Norstar Investment Advisors. Shelia’s deep interest in municipal bond credit research began during her time as an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.


Sheila has a BS from Providence College and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University. She is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Boston, and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Outside of Work...
My greatest achievement is raising two hard-working, bright, thoughtful children and providing them a promising future. I am also an avid skier and competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2019. In addition, I am a proud trustee of the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester and an education advocate for disadvantaged youth.

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