MSRB Names Nanette Lawson Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 18, 2017

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Nanette (Nan) Lawson has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, an organizational change that coincides with the arrival of Mark T. Kim as MSRB Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.

“With Mark assuming responsibility for managing internal operations of the MSRB, it is the appropriate time to make another change in support of my plan for our leadership structure,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly.

Ms. Lawson, who most recently served as the MSRB’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, assumes the role of CFO, responsible for oversight of finance, accounting and administrative services functions. Elizabeth (Beth) Wolfe, who has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer since 2010, will maintain her responsibilities as Chief Risk Officer.

“Nan has the ideal combination of financial acumen and strategic thinking to support our long-term goals and we are pleased to have a seamless transition from Beth’s leadership to Nan,” Kelly said.

Ms. Lawson has more than 25 years of financial management, budget and auditing experience, including the past five years at the MSRB where she 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 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.