Financial Research Advisory Committee

Committee members (April 2021)


Chairman – Randall S. Kroszner is the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean for Executive Programs at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a Governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He chaired the Federal Reserve's committees on Supervision and Regulation and Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure for credit cards and mortgages. He represented the Federal Reserve on the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and also chaired the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's working party of deputy central bank governors and deputy finance ministers on international macro policy. From 2001 to 2003, he served in the White House as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Vice Chair - Tamala Longaberger is the Global Head of Partnerships for C5 Capital USA, a venture capital firm that is deeply rooted in the cybersecurity sector. The firm invests exclusively in technologies that help financial and other institutions safeguard their networks from digital attacks. As the Global Head of Partnerships, Longaberger leverages her knowledge of cutting-edge cyber technologies to meet her clients' needs. Longaberger is the former chief executive of a privately held family company, the Longaberger Company, which specialized in handmade baskets and other home goods. The family sold the company in 2013. Longaberger continues to serve as President and Member of the Board of the Longaberger Family Foundation. She serves as a Board member of the International Republican Institute (IRI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide and has worked on IRI Election Observation teams to Georgia, Jordan, Tunisia, and Ukraine, and an NDI team in Ghana. She chaired the Arab Women's Leadership Institute, based in Amman, Jordan. In 2003, Longaberger served as a U.S. delegate to the Human Rights Commission. She was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chairman of the National Women's Business Council and served on the Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Longaberger, a graduate of Ohio State University, is the former Chairman of the Ohio State Board of Trustees.

Tom Dunlap is the Group Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Head of Enterprise Data Governance of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Dunlap is responsible for developing and leading LSEG's data governance strategy, overseeing a global team across multiple sites, engaging with key clients, and working collaboratively across business, operations and technology areas to drive growth underpinned by a foundational framework that includes data insight and analysis, records management, and data program management capabilities. He is based in the Fort Mill, S.C., office, where he is the site lead. Dunlap, who joined LSEG in 2018, has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience across a range of data management and operations leadership roles. Prior to LSEG, he was a senior consultant and advisor to Raymond James Financial and to fintech company Lingotek. He spent 18 years with Goldman Sachs in a variety of operations and data leadership roles, including Managing Director of operations and global head of the firm's enterprise data strategy and reference data operations. In addition, he held the role of Vice President for Citibank's Worldwide Securities Services Division. Dunlap is on the Board of Directors of the Enterprise Data Management Council and the CDO Ambassador for South Carolina.

Lawrence Goodman is founder and president of the Center for Financial Stability, a nonpartisan think tank with business lines spanning the future of finance, data and analytics, policy, and technology. He is an economist with expertise in global macro investment strategies, financial crises, and sovereign debt restructuring. He has advised hedge funds and governments and led research teams on Wall Street and at the U.S. Treasury. At Treasury, he co-founded and chaired an interagency working group of 13 agencies that advised principals on future financial vulnerabilities. Goodman is a member of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Advisory Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board of The First Alliance Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Penn Institute for Economic Research (PIER). Previously, he served on the Executive Committee for the Global Equity Group at Santander Investment and on the Board of the Emerging Market Traders Association.

William Hodash serves as Managing Director of Enterprise Data Management at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), responsible for data governance and data quality throughout DTCC's businesses. In recent years, he has focused on the identification and development of opportunities in reference data management, assisting DTCC clients in meeting emerging regulatory requirements. He also serves as a trustee for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and as a member of the Operating Committee of the International Securities Services Association.

Greg Hopper is the Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management for Goldman Sachs. He oversees the Sovereign and Economic Risk Group, Risk Identification, Enterprise Risk Analysis, Stress Testing and Governance teams and leads the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process for the Risk Division. He is co-chair of the Firmwide Stress Test Committee and a member of the Firmwide Model Risk Control Committee and the Risk Governance Committee. Hopper joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as a Vice President and was named Managing Director in 2006. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he was head of the Credit Analytics Group.

Steve Joachim is the Chief Executive Officer of SHGB Associates LLC, which offers management consulting and data product services to young companies. He also is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Smart World Productions, LLC, the producer of North America's largest conference on smart cities. Before that, Joachim was Executive Vice President of Transparency Services at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Before joining FINRA, he was the Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and General Manager for Plural from 1997 to 2001. Plural was a custom interactive software development and strategy firm. In 1983, he began a nearly 15-year stint with Merrill Lynch. Joachim has been the Chairman of the International Forum for Investor Education and has served as a member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Board of Governors, Board of Directors for Merrill Lynch Specialists, Inc., and Board of Directors for Wilco, Inc. He has also been a member of the Nasdaq Industry Advisory Committee and the American Stock Exchange Upstairs Member Advisory Committee.

Michael Levy is Chief Economist for the Americas and Asia for Berenberg Capital Markets, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, providing research, advisory, and execution services to U.S. institutional investors. He conducts research on a variety of U.S. and global economic and macroeconomic topics. He is an advisor to several Federal Reserve Banks and has testified before U.S. Congressional committees on topics concerning the Federal Reserve and monetary policy, fiscal and budget policies, economic and credit conditions, and the banking industry. Previously, he was Chief Economist at Bank of America and at Blenheim Capital Management. He has also conducted research at the American Enterprise Institute and the Congressional Budget Office. He is Co-Chairman of the Shadow Open Market Committee, a group of academics that analyzes the monetary policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and other central banks. He is an advisor to several U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, the European Commission, and the Bank of Japan. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also a member of the governance board of the Research Alliance for New York Schools.

James Nevels is Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, a Philadelphia-based investment advisory firm, which he founded in 1991. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the securities and investment industry. Currently, he is Chairman and member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Bank's board of directors and has been a Class C director at the Bank since January 2010. He also serves on the boards of directors of three public companies: First Data, Alcoa Corporation, and WestRock (Lead Independent Director, 2017-19). He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Presidential Advisory Committee and of the Council on Foreign Relations. In December 2001, the Governor of Pennsylvania appointed Nevels as Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission to oversee the turnaround of the financially distressed School District of Philadelphia, then the ninth-largest school district in the United States. He served as Chairman until September 2007. Nevels was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in 2004. He served as Chairman from 2005-07. He also served as Chairman (2009-15) and Lead Independent Director (2015-17) of The Hershey Company, member of the board of the Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School, member of the board of XL Group, member of the board of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, member of the board of MMG Insurance Company, member of the board of Tasty Baking Company, and member of the board of trustees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has been selected to represent the views of investment advisors, particularly in the area of securities. He has expertise in wealth management and corporate governance.

Sandie O'Connor is a recognized financial industry expert and thought leader with deep capital markets, balance sheet, and risk management expertise as well as experience building global businesses. O'Connor retired as the Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, where she set the firm's comprehensive regulatory strategy and led engagement with G-20 policy makers regarding evolving regulation. Prior to this role, O'Connor held several senior leadership positions at the firm, including Global Treasurer and head of Prime Services. O'Connor served on multiple firm-wide governance committees, including Risk and Capital. She was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Chair of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation Investment Committee. American Banker named her one of the most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance multiple times. O'Connor has also served on several public/private teams to support the integrity and efficiency of capital markets, including as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board's Alternative Reference Rates Committee, and is a former member of the Treasury Markets Practices Group sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Currently, O'Connor serves on a Task Force on Financial Stability convened by the Brookings Institution and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and on Advisory Committees for the Office of Financial Research and FDIC Systemic Resolution. She is a Director of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), a global manufacturing company, and Ripple Labs, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments. She is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, a Trustee of Sacred Heart Greenwich, and a member of the Economic Club of New York. and the Women's Forum of New York.

Charlie Plosser served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2006 to his retirement in 2015. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and serves as a director on several boards. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Plosser was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, where he also served as dean from 1993 to 2003. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, econometrics, and finance. He has published articles in the major economic journals and served as co-editor with Robert King of the Journal of Monetary Economics for 20 years. Plosser has been a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He also has served a as Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the last decade, Plosser has given more than 100 talks around the world to audiences of academics, the business community, and the general public on topics ranging from economics and public policy to management education and forecasting.

John Ryding is Chief Economist of RDQ Economics, LLC, an independent economic research and consulting firm, and also Chief Economic Advisor to Brean Capital, LLC, a New York-based full service broker-dealer. Prior to founding RDQ Economics, Ryding was the Chief U.S. Economist at Bear Stearns and Co. He started his career in 1980 at the Economics Department of the Bank of England, where he held various positions, including the head of the Economic Forecasting Group. He was also a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1989 to 1991. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, England. He has been selected to represent the views of financial research economists on macroeconomic issues. He has expertise in U.S. economic and monetary policy, as well as economic forecasting.

Kermit "Kim" Schoenholtz is the Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He teaches courses on money, banking, and financial markets, as well as macroeconomics. He also directs the NYU Stern Center for Global Economy and Business. Previously, he was Managing Director and Senior Advisor in Citigroup's Economic and Market Analysis department. He served as Citigroup's global Chief Economist from 1997 until 2005. Schoenholtz started his career at Salomon Brothers in 1986. He worked in Bond Market Research in New York before moving to Tokyo in 1988. In 1992, he transferred to London to serve as the head of economics and market analysis in Europe. He was named Salomon's Chief Economist in 1997 and subsequently became Chief Economist at Salomon Smith Barney and at Citigroup. He returned to New York in this role in 1999.

Marc Sumerlin is Managing Partner at Evenflow Macro, a global macroeconomic consulting firm he founded in 2013. From 2003 to 2012, he served as Managing Director and co-founder of the Lindsey Group, during which time he testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel on the origins of the financial crisis; he also traveled extensively to Japan, China, and Europe. From 2001 to 2002, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. In that capacity, he helped President George W. Bush develop and implement his economic agenda. He also worked as an economic policy advisor for the George W. Bush for President campaign, after starting his career at the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. Sumerlin holds a master's degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in public policy from Duke University, where he was a Senator Jacob Javits Fellow. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University. He serves on the Board of Governors at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He has been selected to represent financial regulatory advisors. He was chosen given his extensive experience managing financial, economic, and political risks, and for his expertise on the origins of the 2007-09 financial crisis.

Colin Teichholtz is a Portfolio Manager and Head of Markets at Element Capital Management LLC. Previously, from 2018-2019, he was Head of Fixed Income at BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC. He was previously a Partner and member of the Executive Committee at Pine River Capital Management, LP, a firm that manages hedge funds and the mortgage real estate investment trust Two Harbors Investment Corp. He was the co-manager of the Pine River Fund and the head of Pine River Customized Solutions. Before joining Pine River in 2011, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley from 2003 to 2011. At Morgan Stanley he was the head trader of the agency mortgage-backed securities pass-through desk, and also had responsibility for managing the trading desks for interest rate swaps, U.S. Treasury bonds, and agency debentures. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he oversaw the Emerging Markets Debt team, and he launched the Goldman Sachs Global Opportunities Fund. From 1992 to 2000, Teichholtz was a trader at Goldman Sachs in agency mortgage-backed securities, Latin American Brady bonds, and Asian Emerging Markets credit.

Jason Trennert is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategas and its related companies. The firm provides research and commentary on macroeconomic, investment strategy, and policy trends to institutional investors in 44 states and 25 foreign countries. In 2006, he co-founded Strategas, which began with just five employees. Today, the firm employs more than 50 research analysts, institutional salesmen, and sales traders at its offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. Institutional Investor magazine has ranked the firm as the top independent macro firm on Wall Street for the past three years. Prior to founding Strategas, Trennert was the Chief Investment Strategist and a Senior Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group, where he built and oversaw two of that firm's most popular research efforts, its Company Surveys and Investment Strategy groups. He is the author of three books about investing and the investment business and multiple op-eds for The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Investor's Business Daily. He is a frequent guest host on CNBC's Squawk Box. He is committed to a number of Italian, Italian-American, and Catholic causes in New York and abroad. He is a member of the investment committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and sits on the advisory board at Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC. He has a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in international economics from Georgetown University. He has been selected to represent the views of investment strategists, particularly on macroeconomic matters and their implications for financial stability. He was selected given his extensive experience providing macroeconomic research, as well as capital markets and corporate advisory services.

David Weisbrod is a board member of the BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of LCH Group Ltd.'s U.S. subsidiary and U.S. country head of the London Stock Exchange Group. Prior to joining LCH, Weisbrod worked at JPMorgan Chase and Company in a variety of senior risk management positions, culminating in being appointed the firm's Vice Chairman of Risk Management. He also served as a member of the New York Federal Reserve Bank's Payments Risk Committee, a Director of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a Director of CLS Group Holdings and CLS Bank International and as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Global Markets Advisory Committee.