Richard G. Ketchum
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Mr. Ketchum is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FINRA. Prior his current position, he was Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation (2006 - 2009). Previously, he was the first Chief Regulatory Officer of the New York Stock Exchange (2004 - 2006), and prior to that held a twelve-year tenure at NASD and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., where he served as President of both organizations.
Mr. Ketchum also served the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for fourteen years, with eight of those years as Director of the Division of Market Regulation. In October 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability—a group established to promote and enhance financial literacy and capability among Americans. He also serves on the Joint Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues, a committee created by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission to review emerging regulatory issues, starting with the market events relating to the "Flash Crash" of May 2010.
Education: B.A., Tufts University (1972); J.D., New York University (1975)
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