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Mary L. Schapiro

Mary L. Schapiro, Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.; Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Director since May 2017

Age 68

Since October 2018, Ms. Schapiro has been Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Chairman and Founder of Bloomberg, L.P. She was Vice Chair of the Board of the Value Reporting Foundation, formerly the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, until the Value Reporting Foundation was absorbed into the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation in 2022. From January 2014 until December 2018 , Ms. Schapiro served as the vice chair of Promontory Advisory Board, part of Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance firm. From January 2009 through December 2012, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 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. 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 currently a director of Morgan Stanley, a financial services company.

Ms. Schapiro’s experience in leading the SEC, FINRA and the CFTC makes her extremely well qualified to serve on 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.