Mark Kim Joins MSRB Leadership Team

Date: February 28, 2017

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Mark T. Kim, Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), will join the MSRB as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. A seasoned executive and public finance professional, Kim will join the MSRB’s senior leadership team with a focus on optimizing the operations of the MSRB in support of strategic priorities. Executive Director Lynnette Kelly will remain focused on strategic market direction, stakeholder relations and external affairs.

“Mark is a tremendous talent and I am thrilled he is joining our executive team,” Kelly said. “He will help ensure that our internal operations are as efficient and cost-effective as possible as we prepare for the market-focused initiatives in the years ahead. Mark’s proven management track record and knowledge of the municipal market will yield great benefits for the MSRB and its stakeholders.”

Kim 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. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at DC Water, where he is responsible for structuring creative and innovative solutions to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world. 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 Kim’s leadership, DC Water was the recipient of the Bond Buyer’s Northeast Deal of the Year Award (2014) and Non-traditional Deal of the Year Award (2016).

“I am delighted to be joining the MSRB,” Kim said. “It is an honor and a privilege for me to help lead a team of dedicated professionals charged with the critically important task of regulating the municipal securities market.”

Prior to DC Water, Kim held various positions in the public and private sectors including with the City of New York, Fidelity Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. and UBS Investment Bank.

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