Mary L. Schapiro

Director since May 2017

Age 61

Since January 2014, Ms. Schapiro has served as the Vice Chair of Promontory Advisory Board, part of Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance firm that was acquired by IBM Corporation in November 2016. She previously served as managing director of Promontory Financial Group from March 2013 through January 2014. From January 2009 through December 2012, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, becoming the first woman to serve as that agency’s Chairman. Prior to becoming SEC Chairman, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from 2006 through 2008, and prior to that held a number of key executive positions at FINRA and its predecessor from 1996 through 2006, including Vice Chairman and President of NASD Regulation. She also served as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1994 to 1996, and was the first person to serve as Chairman of both the CFTC and the SEC. Ms. Schapiro is also a director of General Electric Company, a global diversified infrastructure company, and of The London Stock Exchange Group plc, which engages in market infrastructure and the capital markets business.

Ms. Schapiro’s experience in leading the SEC, FINRA and the CFTC makes her extremely well qualified to join our Board. Ms. Schapiro’s leadership of the SEC during the turbulent period that followed the 2008 financial crisis, one of the busiest rulemaking periods in the agency’s history, demonstrates her ability to navigate through a difficult and complex regulatory and political environment. The Board believes that her skills fill important needs in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, finance, risk management, and public policy and government affairs.