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2016 Straight for Equality Gala
Rick Ketchum

2016 Straight for Equality Gala
Rick Ketchum

Richard Ketchum is Chairman and CEO of FINRA, and Chairman of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Prior to becoming CEO of FINRA, Mr. Ketchum was CEO of NYSE Regulation from March 2006 to March 2009. He served as the first chief regulatory officer of the New York Stock Exchange, a position he began in March 2004. From June 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Ketchum was General Counsel of the Corporate and Investment Bank of Citigroup Inc.

Previously, he spent 12 years at NASD and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., where he served as president of both organizations.

Prior to working at NASD and NASDAQ, Mr. Ketchum was at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 14 years, with eight of those years as director of the division of Market Regulation.

In January 2015, Mr. Ketchum was named to the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee, which focuses on the structure and operations of the U.S. equities markets. In February 2014, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. 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 board of Appleseed, a non-profit network of 16 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico.