MMI Advisory Board

The MMI Advisory Board is a community of change-makers who share a common goal:  advancing secure savings and investment through innovation.  The Advisory Board meets regularly to tackle industry issues and discuss creative solutions for ensuring that we maintain the Best Markets Ever.

Topics the Advisory Board is addressing in the coming year include:

  • recognizing the key role that technology plays in advancing savings;

  • technological solutions for democratizing access to investment

  • helping pension funds to innovate, and highlighting innovative pension funds

  • promoting women in technology/innovation

  • showcasing the competitiveness of US innovators and their role creating the Best Markets Ever



 
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Members

Mission: The MMI Advisory Board is a community of change-makers who share a common goal:  advancing secure savings and investment through innovation. The Advisory Board meets regularly to tackle industry issues and discuss creative solutions for ensuring that we maintain the Best Markets Ever. Topics the Advisory Board is addressing in the coming year include: (1) recognizing the key role that technology plays in advancing savings; (2) democratizing access to investment tools, including technological solutions to help the underbanked; (3) helping pension funds to innovate, and highlighting innovative pension funds; (4) promoting women in technology/innovation; and (5) showcasing the competitiveness of US innovators and their role in creating the Best Markets Ever.


Dr. Jim Angel

Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Professor Angel specializes in the structure and regulation of financial markets around the world and has testified before Congress about issues relating to the design of financial markets.

Vinoda Basnayake

Chairman, DC Vote

Mr. Basnayake is known for his work on behalf of small business owners and promoting opportunities for young entrepreneurs through his civic involvement on the Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission. In addition, he has been recognized as one of the "the most influential Washingtonians under 40."

Bailey Childers

Executive Director, National Public Pension Coalition

Ms. Childers leads national and state efforts to advance retirement security for working Americans. A thought leader on pensions and retirement policy, she has been published regularly in The Hill, Huffington Post, Medium, and outlets like CNBC and CNN Money.

Maryam Cope

Vice President, Technology and E-commerce policy, AH&LA

Ms. Cope leads government advocacy in technology and e-commerce policy issues, including managing public policy, regulatory, and legislative affairs relating to innovation, technology, and competition issues. Previously, Cope served as professional staff for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where she focused on global internet policy, cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and telecommunications.

Bill Harts

Thought Leader, Innovation and Market Structure Issues

Mr. Harts is a thought leader within the innovation and financial technology community. He began his career as an entrepreneur writing a best-selling software program, and since then has held a variety of leadership roles within the trading technology and entrepreneurial communities, including as the former CEO of Modern Markets Initiative.

Hope Jarkowski

Co-Head of Government Affairs for ICE, NYSE

Ms. Jarkowski conducts educational outreach on financial services issues, drawing upon her public sector experience as an attorney at the SEC and the Senate Banking Committee.

Hank Kim

Executive Director, NCPERS

Mr. Kim directs the day-to-day operation of the largest public pension trade association in the United States. He is known for his thought leadership in advancing secure retirement savings for public pension fund participants, for advocating for the benefits of defined benefit pension plans, and for being a voice of the savings community.

Anthony Masso

Executive Director, NCPERS

Mr. Masso is the President and Co-Founder of Succession Systems, a technology company focused on global Market Access Compliance solutions. Before devoting his work to Succession, Anthony worked as an attorney in NYC, served as General Counsel to a proprietary trading firm and a start-up colocation and infra-structure company. He has worked in the broker/dealer space for the past 20 years with a special emphasis on market access issues, technology and compliance.

Chris Mohr

Vice President for Intellectual Property and General Counsel, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Mr. Mohr spearheads public advocacy on intellectual property issues and works closely with technology industries.

Jessica Nigro

Head of Technology and Innovation Policy, Daimler

Jessica F. Nigro is the head of Technology and Innovation Policy in Daimler’s Washington, DC office. In this capacity she drives the company’s policy efforts on innovation and future technology, as well as developing strategic partnerships with NGOs, government and diplomatic entities, and business partners throughout the US. Current hot topics she spends her time on include automated vehicle policy, connectivity, data and cybersecurity, and future mobility strategy.

Jeannine Markoe Raymond

Director of Federal Relations, National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

Ms. Raymond coordinates numerous policy efforts regarding state and local retirement issues, and frequently speaks and writes on federal legislative and regulatory matters, as well as state retirement system policies and trends.

Bruce E. Thompson

Thought Leader, Public Policy Impacting Savings

Mr. Thompson has over three decades of experience on public policy issues affecting the financial services industry and the savings communities. He was involved in legislation including the creation of the Roth IRA. He previously served as the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Legislative Affairs and was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award, the department’s highest honor.

Rachel Wolbers

Policy Director, Engine

Ms. Wolbers engages directly with lawmakers to promote startup communities throughout the country to ensure that policymakers prioritize needs of the nation’s innovators and entrepreneurs.