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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.

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


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Board of Directors


Robert W. Cook, Chairman

President & CEO
Washington, DC

Mari J. Buechner

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

Laura Fisher

Vice President, Communications
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
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

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