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About Us



Established in 2003 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation empowers underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.

The Foundation accomplishes this mission through educational programs and research that help consumers achieve their financial goals and that protect them in a complex and dynamic world.

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity.

Podcast: Foundation President

FINRA Unscripted: A Leader’s View on Investor Education with Gerri Walsh, FINRA Foundation President

Advancing Military Financial Readiness

Military Financial Readiness Project

We deliver free, unbiased information about personal finance to U.S. service members and families around the world. Watch to learn more.

Board of Directors


Robert W. Cook, Chairman

President & CEO
Washington, DC

Mari J. Buechner

President & CEO
Coordinated Capital Securities, Inc.
Madison, WI

Camille M. Busette

Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution
Washington, DC

T. Grant Callery

Retired General Counsel & EVP
Bethesda, MD

Laura Fisher

Vice President, Communications
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Washington, DC

John W. Thiel

Former Vice Chairman of Global Wealth & Investment Management
Bank of America
Clearwater, FL




Geraldine M. Walsh


Eileen M. Famiglietti


Jennifer Piorko Mitchell


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Protecting Investors

Investor Protection Campaign

We protect investors through research; educational programs, partnerships and tools; and outreach. Watch to learn more.


FINRA: Our Story

FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of broker-dealers.