Tillman will be in charge of the daily operations of the statistical rating organization that specializes in structured credit research and ratings, including commercial mortgage-backed securities business.
As part of the Morningstar’s structured credit team Tillman said she plans to focus on efforts to enhance much needed investment data transparency.
Tillman’s previous experiences during her more than 30-year career includes most recently serving as senior vice president of global strategy—sustainability for the McGraw-Hill Global Strategy Group at McGraw-Hill Companies, which she joined in 1977 and worked for in various positions for its Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services business.
Tillman brings to Morningstar “strong analytical skills coupled with strategic management, global expansion, and product development expertise,” said Haywood Kelly, Morningstar’s senior vice president of equity and credit research, who has served as interim president of the unit since November 2012.
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC is a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.