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Partner in Nation’s Top MWBE Investment Banking Firm Elected to SIFMA Board

A partner and the National Head of Infrastructure and Public Finance, at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS), the nation’s No. 1 woman- and minority-owned investment banking firm, has been elected to the Board of Directors of SIFMA, the industry’s leading advocacy organization.

Gary Hall, who also served as the first African-American Chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), was one of six new board members elected Oct. 23. His three-year term begins Nov. 1.

The lead trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers, SIFMA members represent nearly 1 million financial industry employees worldwide.

Mr. Hall, who has served in senior leadership at SWS for over seven years, has spent his 33-year professional career in investment banking and private equity, law, and government. Prior to joining SWS, he worked in JPMorgan’s Public Finance – Investment Banking Group and served in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Banc One Capital Markets Inc.

He practiced law in the corporate finance department of Gardner, Carton and Douglas (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) and was selected by President Clinton for a White House Fellowship, after working in the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Budget and Management.

“I am honored to serve alongside so many of my incredibly talented peers in the industry working to ensure that capital markets, in the U.S. and globally, function fairly, efficiently and professionally,” said Mr. Hall. “I am hopeful that my unique set of experiences and perspective, as former Chairman of the MSRB, will bring value to this organization and the members we represent.”

SWS CEO and President Suzanne Shank, herself a past SIFMA board member, congratulated Mr. Hall on this prestigious achievement.

“Gary is a thought leader in our industry, and I know he will bring energy, fresh ideas and valuable insights to SIFMA,” Ms. Shank said. “As businesses in the finance industry, we operate in a complex regulatory world, and SIFMA is one of the key partners in advocating for sound policies and fairness in the marketplace. These are goals that Gary shares and he will bring his considerable talent to bear on these important issues.”

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