MSRB Names Head of Legislative Affairs

Date: May 19, 2016

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Susan Collet will be joining the organization as Head of Legislative Affairs. Ms. Collet will oversee the MSRB’s federal government relations activities. As the primary regulator of the municipal securities market, the MSRB engages in legislative and federal affairs in support of its Congressional mandate to promote a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB provides information, technical assistance and support to members of Congress, the Administration and other federal policymakers related to the MSRB’s statutory mandate to protect investors, municipal entities and the public interest.

Ms. Collet comes to the MSRB after serving as President of H Street Capitol Strategies, LLC, a government relations consulting firm focused on municipal securities, tax and energy policy, and not-for-profit electric utilities. Prior to H Street Capitol Strategies, Ms. Collet was Senior Vice President, Government Relations at Bond Dealers of America (BDA) for two years. From 2001-2012, she held government relations positions at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

“Susan brings more than two decades of government relations experience to the MSRB,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “As Head of Legislative Affairs, Susan will manage our relationships with Capitol Hill and various federal agencies, and help ensure that the MSRB continues to serve as an effective resource and advisor to policymakers and other government entities.” 

Ms. Collet received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 

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 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 overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.