Nanette Lawson, Chief Financial Officer

Nanette Lawson is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), responsible for oversight of the organization’s finance, accounting and administrative services functions.

Ms. Lawson has more than 25 years of financial management, budget and auditing experience. She joined the MSRB in 2012 and most recently served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, driving budget development and management of investments. Previously, Ms. Lawson was vice president of finance and treasurer at the Public Broadcasting Service for 10 years. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG, where she ultimately served as an audit manager.

Ms. Lawson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M 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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