Francis Fairman, Board Member

Frank Fairman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. He is Managing Director and Head of Public Finance Services at Piper Jaffray & Co., where he oversees employees across 38 offices. He has led the public finance business at Piper Jaffray since 1991, and also manages the company’s derivative and lending subsidiaries. 

Frank joined Piper Jaffray in 1983, rising to managing director of public finance before leading the division. Frank serves as a member of Piper Jaffray’s leadership team. Frank began his career as a consultant at Arthur Anderson & Co., where he worked on projects designing and installing accounting management information systems for clients. Throughout his career, he has served on many industry committees and practice groups, and on boards of community organizations. From 1996 to 2004, Frank served on the MSRB’s Professional Qualification Advisory Committee and is a former board member of the Bond Market Association--the predecessor organization to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. 

He currently serves as vice chair of the board and head of the audit and finance Committee for Landmark College, and is a founding board member of Beyond Walls--a program in the Twin Cities that partners with inner-city schools and serves disadvantaged youth. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Yale University, and a master’s degree in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Frank's term with the MSRB Board expires September 30, 2022.