Leah Szarek, Senior Manager, Market Transparency

Leah Szarek is the Senior Manager, Market Transparency for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), where she manages the MSRB’s flagship market transparency platform, the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website. Leah oversees initiatives to enhance EMMA’s value as an information source for municipal bond investors, issuers, financial professionals and others.

Previously, Lean managed external communications in support of the MSRB’s regulatory, market transparency and educational initiatives. Prior to joining the MSRB, Leah was manager of communications and investor education for the North American Securities Administrators Association, an international group of state and provincial securities regulators. Leah began her career as a political reporter and freelance writer.

Leah received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in media and public affairs from the George Washington University. She earned the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.


Leah Szarek
Director, Communications