Mark T. Kim, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Mark T. Kim is Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) where he oversees internal operations to ensure efficient and cost-effective management. Under his leadership, the MSRB applies strict operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and staff resources to effectively support the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

Prior to joining the MSRB in 2017, Mr. Kim was chief financial officer for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), where he was responsible for structuring creative and innovative solutions to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world. He recently served as a member of the MSRB’s Board of Directors, where he was a member of the Finance and Steering Committees and chaired the Audit Committee.

Mr. Kim is the recipient of the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Excellence in Government Finance Award (2014 and 2016), and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ National Environmental Achievement Award (2017). Under his leadership, DC Water was the recipient of the Bond Buyer’s Northeast Deal of the Year Award (2014) and the Non-traditional Deal of the Year Award (2016), as well as the Government Finance Officers Association's Excellence in Government Finance Award (2017).

Prior to his position at DC Water, Mr. Kim was deputy comptroller for economic development for the City of New York, where he directed the economic development agenda of the office of the comptroller, including oversight of several city agencies, asset management, and economic research and policy. He also served as assistant comptroller for public finance for the City of New York. Earlier he was vice president at Fidelity Capital Markets, vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co. and assistant vice president at UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Kim received a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University, a law degree from Cornell Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website , the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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