Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., is an Independent Director at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Moody's Corp. and a President & Chief Executive Officer at Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Moody's Corp. Mr. McDaniel is responsible for all activities of the corporation and its two operating divisions: Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, and Moody’s Analytics.
He has held a variety of positions since joining the firm in 1987.
He began as a Senior Analyst in the Asset Securitization group in New York. Over the next 14 years, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Managing Director for Moody’s Europe, Managing Director for International and Senior Managing Director for Global Ratings & Research. Mr. McDaniel was named President of Moody’s Investors Service in November 2001.
He was promoted to Executive Vice President of the corporation in 2003 and was elected to its Board of Directors the same year. In 2004, Mr. McDaniel was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Moody’s Corporation and named President of the corporation in October 2004. In April 2005, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McDaniel also served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, Mr. McDaniel has implemented important enhancements to Moody’s ratings practices. Some of these initiatives include growing the core ratings and research business globally, implementing international expansion and new products, and improving professional practices in the ratings business through credit policy and rating committee enhancements and improvements to credit research capabilities.
Mr. McDaniel was previously employed as a Trustee by Muhlenberg College and a Member by The Council for Economic Education.
He received his B.A. in political science from Colgate University and J.D. from Emory University.