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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 Finance Committee and on the Governance Committee. He is Managing Director and Head of Public Finance Services at Piper Sandler & Co., where he oversees employees across 38 offices. He has led the public finance business at Piper Sandler since 1991, and also manages the company’s derivative and lending subsidiaries. 

Frank joined Piper Sandler in 1983, rising to managing director of public finance before leading the division. Frank serves as a member of Piper Sandler'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 a member of the 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, 2023.