Mary L. Schapiro
Mary L. Schapiro serves as Advisory Board Vice Chair of Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company. She also sits on the Boards of Directors of General Electric Company, the London Stock Exchange Group, and MITRE Corp. In addition, she serves as a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality, a trustee of Franklin & Marshall College, and a member of the Board of the Washington-based Humane Rescue Alliance. She is Vice Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and an Advisory Board member at Spruceview Partners and Hudson Executive Capital. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Schapiro’s service as the 29th Chairman of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC Chairman and the only person to have served as Chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). During her four years as Chairman, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rule-making agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive restructuring program to improve protections for investors and aggressive enforcement of the federal securities laws.
Before becoming SEC Chairman, Ms. Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was Chairman of the CFTC (1994-1996); a Commissioner of the SEC (1988-1994); and General Counsel of the Futures Industry Association.
Ms. Schapiro holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, a JD from George Washington University, and honorary degrees from Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business), Muhlenberg College, and Drexel University.