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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. View FINRA's Annual Report.

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Board of Directors


Jonathan Sokobin, Chairman

Executive Vice President, Chief Economist and Head of the Office of Regulatory Economics and Market Analysis
Washington, DC

Robert W. Cook, Ex Officio

President & Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC

Jason Fichtner

Chief Economist
Bipartisan Policy Center
Washington, DC

Ellen Frawley

Washington, DC

Menekse Gencer

Former Senior Executive
USAA Bank and Wells Fargo Bank
San Francisco, CA

Peggy Ho

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Commonwealth Financial Network
Boston, MA

Paul Roye

Retired, Former Senior Vice President
Capital Research & Management Co.
Virginia Beach, VA

Gwen Weithaus

Chief Compliance Officer
Cetera Investment Services LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI




Geraldine M. Walsh


Eileen M. Famiglietti


Jennifer Piorko Mitchell