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Photo of Robert CookRobert W. Cook
President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert W. Cook is President and CEO of FINRA.

From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Cook served as the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Under his direction, the Division's professionals were responsible for regulatory policy and oversight with respect to broker-dealers, securities exchanges and markets, clearing agencies and FINRA. In addition, the Division reviewed and acted on proposed rule filings from self-regulatory organizations, including the securities exchanges and FINRA, and was responsible for implementing a range of initiatives and studies generated by the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts. He also directed the staff's review of equity market structure.

Immediately prior to joining FINRA, and before his service at the SEC, Mr. Cook was a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, LLP, based in Washington, DC. His practice focused on the regulation of securities markets and market intermediaries, including securities firms, exchanges, alternative trading systems and clearing agencies. During his years of private practice, Mr. Cook worked extensively on broker-dealer regulation, advising large and small firms on a wide range of compliance matters.

Mr. Cook earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1992, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics in 1989, and an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1988.


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Marcia E. Asquith
Executive Vice President
Board and External Relations

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Robert L.D. Colby
Executive Vice President and
Chief Legal Officer

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Maureen Delaney
Senior Vice President and
Chief Hearing Officer

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Todd T. Diganci
Executive Vice President and 
Chief Financial Officer

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Denise Dombay
Senior Vice President and
Chief Audit Executive

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Stephanie Dumont
Executive Vice President, Market Regulation and Transparency Services

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Bill St. Louis
Executive Vice President and
Head of Enforcement

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Steve Randich
Executive Vice President
Chief Information Officer

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Greg Ruppert
Executive Vice President
Member Supervision

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Jonathan Sokobin
Executive Vice President and
Chief Economist

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Nathaniel Stankard
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

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Rainia Washington
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer



Photo of Marcia AsquithMarcia E. Asquith
Executive Vice President, Board and External Relations

Marcia Asquith, Executive Vice President, Board and External Relations, oversees the Office of the Corporate Secretary, as well as the offices of Investor Education, Member Relations and Education, Government Affairs, Corporate Communications and International.

Ms. Asquith's tenure at FINRA began in 2001 when she was hired as the Director of Government Relations. In 2004, she was promoted to Vice President of Government Relations and in 2007 she was named Corporate Secretary. She was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President.

Prior to joining FINRA, Ms. Asquith served for seven years as Counsel to the Senate Agriculture Committee under Chairman Richard Lugar.

Ms. Asquith holds a B.A. in Economics from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the College of William & Mary School of Law Foundation.

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Gloria Dalton
Vice President
Office of International Affairs

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Gregory J. Dean, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Office of Government Affairs

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Dana S. Grosser
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications

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Jennifer Piorko Mitchell
Vice President of
Corporate Governance and
Deputy Corporate Secretary

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Kayte Toczylowski
Vice President
Member Relations and Education

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Gerri M. Walsh
President, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and
Senior Vice President, Investor Education, FINRA


Photo of Bob ColbyRobert L.D. Colby
Chief Legal Officer, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

As Chief Legal Officer of FINRA, Robert Colby oversees FINRA's rulemaking, interpretive, and corporate legal functions, as well as FINRA's Appellate Office, Office of Financial Innovation, and Departments of Advertising, Corporate Financing, and Dispute Resolution.

Previously, Mr. Colby was a partner in the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he advised on regulatory and compliance matters for financial institutions and markets.

Before joining Davis Polk, Mr. Colby served as Deputy Director in the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets. In that capacity, he was responsible for the regulation of broker-dealers, markets, and clearing organizations. Before serving as Deputy Director of the Division, Mr. Colby was Chief Counsel, and Chief of the Market Structure Branch.

Mr. Colby received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Bowdoin College.

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Richard Berry
Executive Vice President and
Director of FINRA Dispute Resolution Services

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Alan Lawhead
Senior Vice President and
Director, Appellate Group

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Natalie Meyer
Senior Vice President and
Chief Compliance Officer,
Ethics and Compliance

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Racquel Russell
Senior Vice President and
Director of Capital Markets

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Bill Wollman
Executive Vice President
Head of Office of Financial
and Operational Risk Policy

Patrice Gliniecki
Senior Vice President and
Deputy General Counsel



Photo of Maureen DelaneyMaureen Delaney
Senior Vice President and Chief Hearing Officer

Maureen Delaney is Senior Vice President and Chief Hearing Officer. As the Chief Hearing Officer, she oversees FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers (OHO), an office of impartial adjudicators who preside over disciplinary and expedited actions commenced by FINRA’s Enforcement Department. OHO also handles disciplinary matters for approximately 20 other exchanges and self-regulatory organizations under Regulatory Service Agreements. Ms. Delaney has been the Chief Hearing Officer since 2017 and, before that, served for eight years as a Hearing Officer.

Before joining FINRA, Ms. Delaney was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, an associate at a mid-sized law firm, and an Assistant State’s Attorney in Maryland. Ms. Delaney is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional through the FINRA Institute at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Fulbright Scholar who taught courses in South America pertaining to the United States legal system.

She holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University.


Photo of Todd DiganciTodd Diganci
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Todd Diganci is Executive Vice President—Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing financial and administrative leadership for the organization. Specifically, he provides direction and oversight on all accounting, investments, tax, financial and administrative areas including real estate, business continuity planning and insurable risk management. In addition, he oversees the organization’s strategic planning and enterprise risk management programs and its Credentialing, Registration, Education and Disclosure (CRED) operations. Mr. Diganci also serves as the liaison for the Finance & Operations and Investment Committees of the FINRA Board.

Since joining FINRA in 1995, Mr. Diganci has played a critical role in transforming and shaping the organization where it stands today. He has led several key transactions from a financial and human resource perspective, including the unprecedented private placement of The NASDAQ Stock Market, which raised over $1.6 billion in proceeds; and the consolidation of NASD and the member regulation, enforcement and arbitration functions of NYSE Regulation to create FINRA in 2007. He also co-led negotiations with NYSE-Euronext for FINRA to perform full market regulation services for the exchange. Most recently, Mr. Diganci oversaw the creation of FINRA CAT, the subsidiary of FINRA that is the Plan Processor for the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), and currently serves on the FINRA CAT Board of Directors.

Mr. Diganci started his career with Marriott International. During his 10 years at Marriott, Mr. Diganci oversaw 150 operations worldwide, generating revenues in excess of $1 billion. He also played an essential role in role in spinning off Host-Marriott from Marriott International into a successful public offering in 1993.

Mr. Diganci received his bachelor's degree in accounting and computer information systems and an MBA from Drake University. Mr. Diganci is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University's Business School. He currently serves on the Board of the SIFMA Investor Education Foundation.

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Carrie DiValerio
Senior Vice President,
Enterprise & Financial Solutions

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Jeffrey Kalinowski
Senior Vice President, 
Enterprise & Financial Solutions

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Derek Linden
Executive Vice President,
Credentialing, Registration, Education and Disclosure

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Aaron Poh
Vice President, Office of the CFAO

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Robert Renner
Senior Vice President,
Enterprise & Financial Solutions

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Timothy Thompson
Senior Vice President,
Enterprise & Financial Solutions



Photo of Denise DombayDenise Dombay
Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive

Denise Dombay joined FINRA in June 2020 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive. In her role, she leads the organization’s Internal Audit function, which reports directly to the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Governors and provides assurance regarding FINRA’s internal control environment.

Ms. Dombay has over 30 years of experience in corporate audit and client service positions. She started her career in client services as an audit partner at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. From 2008 to 2015, she worked at Marriott International as Chief Audit Executive and in senior Finance roles.

Prior to joining FINRA, Ms. Dombay spent several years developing and running her own swim school, pursuing her passion for swimming and education. She graduated with honors from The George Washington University (GWU) with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

She serves on the Board of the Capital Area Food Bank, which partners with over 450 non-profit organizations in the DC area to ensure everyone has access to good, healthy food. She is also a member of the Athletic Advisory Council at GWU.

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Andrew Dobry
Vice President
Internal Audit

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Sarah Gill
Vice President and Ombuds

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Michael Seek
Vice President
Internal Audit



Photo of Stephanie Dumont Stephanie Dumont 
Executive Vice President, Market Regulation and Transparency Services

Stephanie Dumont is Executive Vice President, Market Regulation and Transparency Services. The Department conducts extensive oversight of the securities markets through innovative automated surveillance that assesses billions of market events each day. The Department oversees and regulates trading of exchange-listed, unlisted and fixed income securities for compliance with FINRA rules and the federal securities laws. In addition, the Department performs regulatory services (surveillance and investigations) on behalf of 32 equity and options exchange facilities, and its cross-market surveillance program covers the entirety of U.S. equity market and listed options trading activity. The Department also operates facilities that bring transparency to the equity and fixed income markets and create the foundation of the regulatory audit trail, i.e., TRACE (the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine), the Trade Reporting Facilities, the Alternative Display Facility, and the OTC Reporting Facility.

Previously, Ms. Dumont was Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets Policy in FINRA's Office of General Counsel, where she led the policy and rulemaking team addressing, among other areas, trading and customer order handling practices, order audit trails and FINRA's market transparency facilities. In addition, Ms. Dumont provided legal counsel for FINRA's participation in various National Market System Plans, including the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), the Securities Information Processors, and the Limit Up/Limit Down Plans.

Prior to joining FINRA's Office of General Counsel, Ms. Dumont was Director of Compliance for a broker-dealer compliance consulting firm. Prior to that position, Ms. Dumont conducted investigations for NASD's Market Regulation Department in areas such as insider trading, fraud, short selling, and options.

Ms. Dumont earned her B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She also earned her LL.M., with distinction, in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Gene DeMaio
Head of Regulatory Services

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Alex Ellenberg
Vice President,
Strategic Regulatory Engagement

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Holly Lokken
Senior Vice President,
Trading and Market Data Analytics

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Jacqueline Perrell
Senior Vice President and
Chief of Staff

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Ola Persson
Senior Vice President
Transparency Services

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Steven Price
Senior Vice President 
Market Investigations

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Feral Talib
Executive Vice President and
Head of Surveillance and Market Intelligence



Bill St. LouisBill St. Louis
Executive Vice President and Head of Enforcement

Bill St. Louis is an Executive Vice President and Head of Enforcement. In this role, Mr. St. Louis manages and directs FINRA’s Enforcement national operations. He also leads the development of FINRA’s national enforcement policies and procedures, and oversees the prosecution of firms and individuals for disciplinary action.

Before his appointment as Head of Enforcement, Mr. St. Louis led FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection Program (NCFC) within Member Supervision. In that role, he oversaw FINRA’s National Cause Program, Financial Crimes Surveillance, and specialized investigative units covering anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, crypto-assets, high-risk representatives, and vulnerable adults and seniors. He also oversaw FINRA’s Membership Application Program.

Prior to leading NCFC, Mr. St. Louis was Senior Vice President and Firm Group Leader for FINRA member firms assigned to the Retail and Capital Markets firm groupings. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the Risk Monitoring Program teams for these firms, which includes the assessment of business conduct, financial, operational and trading risks. Mr. St. Louis was previously the Regional Director of FINRA’s Northeast Region and Director of FINRA’s New York District Office. He also held senior roles in FINRA’s Enforcement Department, including serving as the Regional Chief Counsel for FINRA’s North Region.

Mr. St. Louis earned an undergraduate degree from Baruch College and a law degree from New York University School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked for several years in the compliance department of a New York-based broker-dealer.

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Terrence Bohan
Vice President,

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Tina Gubb
Senior Vice President,
Enforcement Legal

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Karinya Verghese
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Enforcement



Photo of Steve RandichSteven Randich
Executive Vice President and CIO, Technology

Steven J. Randich, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), oversees technology at FINRA.

Previously, Mr. Randich served as Co-CIO at Citigroup, and CIO and Global Head of Technology for Citigroup's Institutional Clients Group. Prior to joining Citigroup, he was Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology and CIO at NASDAQ, where he was responsible for all aspects of NASDAQ technology, including applications development and technology infrastructure.

From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Randich served as Executive Vice President and CIO for the Chicago Stock Exchange. He was responsible for all technology, trading-floor and back-office operations, and business product planning and development. Prior to joining the Chicago Stock Exchange, Mr. Randich was a Managing Principal at IBM Global Services and a Manager at KPMG.

Mr. Randich has an undergraduate degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Eric Pickersgill
Senior Vice President,
Cyber Security and Chief Information Security Officer

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Karl Brock
Senior Vice President,
Enterprise Application Platforms &
Business Applications

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Mike Dillon
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Delivery Services

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Ivy Ho
Vice President

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Tigran Khrimian
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Data Platforms &
Business Applications

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Anukool Rege
Senior Vice President
Data Management and
Governance Office



Photo of Greg RuppertGreg Ruppert
Executive Vice President, Member Supervision

Greg Ruppert leads FINRA's Member Supervision organization, a cohesive group of programs which protect investors and safeguard market integrity through surveillance and oversight of Member Firms and Registered Representatives. In particular, Mr. Ruppert sets the strategic direction of the Member Application Program, Risk Monitoring Program, Firm Examination Program, and Investigative Programs of the organization. Mr. Ruppert joined FINRA in 2020 as the Executive Vice President of FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection Program (NCFC) within Member Supervision. In his prior role, Mr. Ruppert oversaw FINRA’s National Cause Program, Financial Crimes Surveillance, and Specialized Investigative Units covering vulnerable adults and seniors, anti-money laundering and fraud, high-risk representatives, and cybersecurity. He was also responsible for the creation of FINRA’s Financial Intelligence Unit.

Prior to joining FINRA, from 2014 to 2020, Mr. Ruppert was a Senior Vice President in Charles Schwab Corporation’s Risk Management department. In that role, he led teams responsible for several of the key operational and compliance risk areas across the enterprise. He also served as the Board-appointed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer and the Corporate Responsibility Officer for the corporation. Prior to joining Schwab, Mr. Ruppert spent more than 17 years with the U.S. Government, achieving the rank of Senior Executive Service. Mr. Ruppert’s career as a Special Agent in the FBI included investigator and leadership roles specializing in complex corporate and securities cases, financial crimes, terrorism, and cyber.

Mr. Ruppert is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization CalTrout. Previously, he was on the board of the non-profit organization GirlVentures and served as President of the board.  

Mr. Ruppert has a J.D. from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and a B.A. from the University of the Pacific. He returned to his alma mater as a Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences for many years. 

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Ornella Bergeron
Senior Vice President
Member Supervision

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Demetrios Koutros
Vice President
Operations, Procedures and Standards

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Omer Meisel
Executive Vice President, Head of National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection Program

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Jim Reese
Senior Vice President
Member Supervision

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Abby Slonecker
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Member Supervision

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Michael Solomon
Executive Vice President
Examinations and Membership Application Program



Photo of Jonathan SokobinJonathan Sokobin
Executive Vice President and Chief Economist

Jonathan S. Sokobin, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, leads the Office of Regulatory Economics and Market Analysis (REMA), which brings together the Office of the Chief Economist and the Office of Financial Innovation to create a single team delivering industry analysis, regulatory impact assessments and quantitative research on the regulation of securities markets. In this role, Mr. Sokobin works closely with departments throughout FINRA to inform FINRA’s rulemaking and regulatory policy agenda, identify emerging regulatory risks, develop new methods to identify and measure harms and benefits to investors and strengthen FINRA’s surveillance, examination and enforcement programs. Mr. Sokobin is also the Chair of the non-profit FINRA Investor Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Previously, Mr. Sokobin was Acting Deputy Director and Chief of Analytical Strategy, leading the Research Center in the Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Treasury Department. He joined the U.S Treasury Department in 2011.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Sokobin was Acting Director of the SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation. He joined the SEC staff in 2000 and held various positions, including Deputy Chief Economist and Director of the Office of Risk Assessment. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the SEC.

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Heather Seidel 
Chief Counsel

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Lori Walsh
Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist

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Haimera Workie 
Vice President and Head of Financial Innovation



Photo of Nathaniel StankardNathaniel Stankard
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

Nathaniel Stankard is Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. In this role, he works closely with the CEO to execute FINRA’s enterprise strategy and enable more effective and efficient operations across the organization. He also advises on regulatory policy.

Mr. Stankard joined FINRA in 2017 as Senior Advisor to the CEO, playing a key role in FINRA’s strategic planning and policy initiatives. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO for Regulatory Operations, leading initiatives to better integrate the strategy and technology of FINRA’s regulatory programs. 

Mr. Stankard previously worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for seven years. He first served as the Counsel to the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets and later as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for Chair Mary Jo White, where he managed the rulemaking agenda of the Commission; advised the Chair on a diverse range of complex legal and policy matters; and represented the Chair in negotiations with other agencies and market participants.

Mr. Stankard’s financial industry background also includes Morgan Stanley, where he was an Executive Director in what is now the Global Sustainable Finance Group, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he advised financial institutions and markets on regulatory and compliance matters.

Mr. Stankard received a B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Brad Ahrens 
Senior Vice President
Advanced Analytics

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Sarah Wallis
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Operations Program Delivery



Photo of Nathaniel StankardRainia L. Washington
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Rainia L. Washington is Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she leads FINRA's People Solutions team, overseeing the organization's talent recruitment, training and development, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.

Ms. Washington joined FINRA in June 2020 from Lockheed Martin Corporation, where she held a variety of Human Resources positions during her 26-year career with the company. Most recently, Ms. Washington was Lockheed Martin’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, responsible for developing and executing global strategies that cultivated and maintained a culture of inclusion for the company’s 110,000 employees worldwide. She led the company’s Executive Inclusion Council in partnership with the CEO and senior executive leadership.

Ms. Washington currently serves on the Great Minds in STEM Board of Directors and has served on the Society of Women Engineers Board of Directors, INROADS Board of Directors, Georgia Diversity Council Board of Directors, and the University of Pennsylvania Engineering Board. She is actively involved in her community through various organizations, including Wiley Tutoring Program, Big Brother Big Sister Program and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Ms. Washington received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Organizational Development from Pennsylvania State University.

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Lisa Arnesen
Vice President, People Analytics and Operations

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Kristin Chaffin
Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner

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Jennifer Keating
Vice President, Total Rewards

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Katie Kuehns
Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner

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Andrew Meyers
Senior Director, HR Business Partner

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Audria Pendergrass Lee
Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity Officer

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Samuel C. Rindell
Vice President of Learning, Talent & Organizational Development