FSR Staff

Christopher Feeney

Acting CEO, President of BITS

Chris Feeney is the acting CEO of FSR and President of BITS, the technology policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable, where he collaborates with the nation’s largest financial institutions, the administration, regulators and policymakers to promote effective cybersecurity and operating practices and to develop and shape the industry’s use of emerging technologies.

BITS is a thought leader for the industry on innovation, policy, cybersecurity technology and practices, fraud reduction and risk management, representing CEO’s, CIO’s, CISO’s and operating executives from the nation’s leading financial institutions.

Feeney has over 30 years of experience in executive management, technology, business/sales management and operating roles at software companies, banks, broker dealers and investment management firms. His background includes founding a strategic advisory firm; consulting on behalf of boards, CEOs and leadership teams; and serving as managing director and CIO at LPL Financial. Over his career he has developed a keen ability to lead transformations and establish firms for success. He has served as CEO, President, and in executive roles at Thomson Financial, Bank of America, Telerate, Multex and Broadridge Financial.

Chris is currently a Board and Operating Management member of fTLD Registry Services, a Board Member of Sheltered Harbor, a Board Advisor at Quovo, Inc. and an Executive Committee Member of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and Co-Chair of its Policy Committee. Mr. Feeney was recently a Board Director at Scottrade, Inc. and Scottrade Bank, prior to its sale to TD Ameritrade and TD Bank, where he was the Risk Committee Chair. Mr. Feeney is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.

Meg Burns

Senior Vice President for Mortgage Policy Housing Policy Council

Meg Burns is the Housing Policy Council’s Senior Vice President for Mortgage Policy. In this role, Meg supports HPC’s engagement with policymakers on various housing finance issues, including housing finance and regulatory reform.  Before joining HPC,Meg was a partner at the Collingwood Group, a DC-based housing finance advisory firm.  Prior to Collingwood, Meg served as the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), overseeing the policy activities of the GSEs in conservatorship, including several high-impact projects, like the Servicing Alignment Initiative, redesign of the HARP program, and development of the new representation and warranty model.  Meg also led FHFA’s Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications, where she was responsible for handling external relations for the agency. Before joining FHFA, Meg was the Director of the Office of Single Family Program Development for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Meg holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Connecticut College and a master’s degree in philosophy and public policy from The George Washington University.  She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two children.

Anthony Cimino

Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs

Anthony Cimino serves as the Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR).  In this role, Cimino oversees FSR’s advocacy on systemic risk regulation, enterprise risk management, and insurance products and services.  Cimino also leads the policy development process, facilitating policy formation and execution across departments.

After joining FSR in 2012, Cimino helped lead FSR through its transition.  He served as Interim Head of Government Affairs and worked with FSR leadership to rebuild the team and refocus the organization.  Those efforts helped FSR drive results and increase membership.  Cimino continues to be a spokesperson for FSR’s growing membership.  He has testified before Congress, participates in industry forums, and presents to member company executives and Boards of Directors.  On the advocacy front, Cimino led the effort to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, negotiating directly with policymakers and organizing the industry coalition to extend the federal program to facilitate coverage and availability of terrorism insurance.  He also helped pass the Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act, which ensures the Federal Reserve crafts appropriate capital standards for insurers under its supervision.  Cimino also has run diverse industry coalitions on priorities such as cybersecurity, and continues to lead industry efforts on patent reform and flood insurance.

Prior to joining FSR, Cimino served as Senior Professional Staff for the House Financial Services Committee, where he oversaw the subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and helped develop the congressional response to the financial crisis and worked on the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).

A native of Southern California, Cimino holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California—Los Angeles, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Ed DeMarco

President of the Housing Policy Council

Ed DeMarco is the President of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council. Prior to his becoming President of HPC, DeMarco was a senior fellow in residence at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets. At the Milken Institute he researched issues involving housing finance, housing policy and financial institution regulation. He is a widely sought expert and frequent public speaker on housing finance.

From 2009 to 2014, DeMarco served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which acts as the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He was also named HousingWire Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his impact on housing finance. Previously in his career, DeMarco was also chief operating officer and senior deputy director of the FHFA and its predecessor agency from 2006 to 2009.

DeMarco’s career in public service also includes time spent at the Social Security Administration (2003 to 2006), where he was assistant deputy commissioner for policy; the Treasury Department (1994 to 2003), where he was director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy; and the General Accounting Office (1986 to 1994). He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.

Sarah Drew

Vice President of Membership

Sarah Drew is the Vice President of Membership at the Financial Services Roundtable, where she manages FSR’s membership experience, including member retention, recruitment, and services. Drew also serves as liaison to the FSR Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and oversees FSR’s information technology division.

Drew began her career at FSR as a public affairs specialist in 2008. She later joined BITS, the technology policy division of the Roundtable, as the BITS/FSTC project administrator, and eventually returned to FSR as project manager for Dodd-Frank Implementation. Drew became Director of Membership and Information Services in 2011 and was elevated to Senior Director of Membership and Information Services in 2013.  Prior to joining FSR, Drew was a legislative intern for the Texas State Representative Diane Patrick (District 94).

Drew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Business Foundations Certification from the University of Texas at Austin.

George Forsberg

Chief Financial Officer

George Forsberg is the Chief Financial Officer for the Financial Services Roundtable, where he manages finance and accounting functions for the Roundtable. Forsberg previously served as Controller of FSR from 2004-2007. Prior to joining the Roundtable in 2004, Forsberg spent three years as Chief Financial Officer at Empower America, a conservative-based public policy advocacy group. Forsberg has also held prior positions as Controller for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, Accounting Manager for the Washington Occupational Health Associates, Accountant for the Department of Agriculture, and Fiscal Specialist for the Peace Corps.

Forsberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from West Virginia University. Forsberg is a Certified Public Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Virginia Society of CPAs, and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

 

Alison Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Communications

Alison Hawkins is the Senior Vice President of Communications at the Financial Services Roundtable where she oversees media and communications on both the strategic and operational levels. Hawkins oversaw press operations in several battleground states for Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and previously served as a Presidential Appointee Press Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She joined FSR from The Philanthropy Roundtable where she headed external affairs and also has worked on the communications staff of Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and as a press secretary in the U.S. House. Hawkins is a proud native of Idaho.

Audrey Abshire

Project Manager, fTLD

Audrey Abshire, Project Manager, supports fTLD Registry Services by engaging fTLD’s registrars and vendors, conducting research, analyzing information, preparing reports, handling information requests and maintaining a variety of databases. Before joining fTLD, Audrey worked as a strategic senior sales associate at Cvent, a leading cloud-based event management platform, where she was responsible for establishing new and repeat business opportunities for advertising-based software sales, as well as providing strategic consult on corporate marketing initiatives for enterprise clientele within Cvent’s three hotel network websites. She also brings extensive knowledge and experience in event management, as well has hospitality sales. Audrey is a 2012 graduate of the College of Charleston with dual BS Degrees in Business Administration as well as hospitality sales.

Brenda Bowen

Senior Manager of Government Affairs

Brenda serves as the Senior Manager of Government Affairs for the Financial Services Roundtable. She manages the day-to-day operations of the government affairs department, the FSR-Political Actions Committee as well as oversees special projects for staff. Prior to joining FSR she worked as a Legislative Analyst for an enlisted military association for 2 years. She retired from the U.S.A.F. at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant after 25 years in various positions and assignments with the Air National Guard and National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.

Bowen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Anne Davey

Project Manager, BITS

Anne Davey serves as the Project Manager for the BITS division of Financial Services Roundtable where she coordinates ongoing team projects and supports BITS staff on research and initiatives to strategically meet the issue area and operational goals of member companies. Anne interned at Financial Services Roundtable in 2015 while earning her degree in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Finance from High Point University in North Carolina. Anne is a native of Long Island, New York.

Heather Diaz

Director, Compliance and Policy, fTLD

Heather Diaz is Director, Compliance and Policy of fTLD Registry Services. She is responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls to assist fTLD in strategically meeting its business and operational goals while ensuring compliance with legal requirements. Prior to joining fTLD, Diaz was a compliance manager at a subsidiary of AARP where she was responsible for quality control and compliance oversight of the products and services made available to AARP members. In addition, she oversaw the corporate compliance and risk management programs. Diaz is a 2004 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences of The University of Pennsylvania, and a 2014 graduate of a Master of Arts degree program from University of Southern California. She also is a certified compliance and ethics professional.

Nancy Guglielmo

Vice President of Fraud Reduction, BITS

Nancy Guglielmo is Vice President of the BITS Fraud Reduction Program, focused on identifying trends and examining risks associated with current and evolving fraud trends through information sharing forums and collaboration with law enforcement agencies, federal regulators and technology service providers.

Previously, Guglielmo served in a variety of roles at HSBC including management positions in Fraud Policy, Fraud Strategy, and Privacy and Security. In addition, Guglielmo worked at Household Credit Services, the Department of the Navy and at AT&T focusing on Information Security, Business Analysis and Network and System Administration.

Guglielmo has a Master in Business Administration in Finance from Golden Gate University and B.S. in Mathematics from Moravian College.

Christopher Monaco

Government Affairs Assistant, Housing Policy Council

Christopher Monaco is the Government Affairs Assistant for the Housing Policy Council (HPC). In this role, Chris manages HPC’s outreach with its membership and serves as the first point of contact for those wishing to engage with HPC. Chris also coordinates HPC’s efforts pertaining to servicemember affairs issues as well as the planning and execution of HPC’s Annual and Executive Council meetings. Prior to joining HPC, Chris interned at a variety of organizations across Washington; from Capitol Hill to WMATA to the executive placement agency Korn Ferry International. Chris interned at FSR before being promoted to his current role. He graduated from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government (CLEG) in May of 2016 and also earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from American University in December of 2017. His favorite thing to do is go to the movies and he resides in Northwest Washington.

Heather Hogsett

Vice President of Technology and Risk Strategy, BITS

Heather Hogsett serves as Vice President of Technology and Risk Strategy at BITS where she focuses on the development of strategic initiatives to support challenges facing member companies.

Prior to joining BITS, Hogsett served as Staff Director for Federal Relations at the National Governors Association, where she oversaw NGA’s federal legislative agenda and activities on cybersecurity, homeland security and defense, emergency management and veterans’ affairs. Hogsett helped establish and direct the Council of Governors – a presidentially-appointed council bringing together 10 governors with the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as senior White House officials – which has established an unprecedented level of cooperation between state and federal military forces.  As part of these efforts, Hogsett worked with governors and senior federal officials to improve federal-state coordination on cybersecurity and to gain enactment of legislation to address a long-standing concern regarding the coordination of military forces during disaster response.

Prior to her work at NGA, Hogsett served on the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the U.S. Senate. Hogsett holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Andrew Kennedy

Director, BITS

Andrew Kennedy joined Financial Services Roundtable’s BITS in 2008 and is currently Senior Program Manager for BITS’ Security initiative. He previously was project manager for the BITS Vendor Management Program. Kennedy interned at BITS in 2006 while earning his degree from Cal State East Bay. Previously, Kennedy worked as an IT professional and Security consultant and has over a decade of experience working in the biotech and software industry in California.

Paul Leonard

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Housing Policy Council

Paul Leonard is the Housing Policy Council’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and works with HPC member companies to develop and advocate HPC’s position on key mortgage policy issues including housing finance (GSE) reform, foreclosure prevention, mortgage lending and servicing legislation and regulation.

Leonard also works with Financial Services Roundtable members as part of the Lending and Leasing policy team. Prior to joining the Housing Policy Council in 2003, Paul worked in the House of Representatives for more than twenty years, including eleven years as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Michael N. Castle (R-DE) managing housing and financial services issues before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.

Shingai Lozane

Receptionist and Office Assistant

Shingai is the receptionist and office assistant at the Financial Services Roundtable. She is the first point of contact and provides administrative support to the Regulatory and Legal Affairs Department. Shingai holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe.

Josh Magri

Vice President, Counsel for Regulation and Developing Technologies, BITS

Josh Magri is Vice President, Counsel for Regulation and Developing Technologies at the Financial Services Roundtable/BITS. In this role, Magri oversees regulatory, advocacy, and policy efforts on issues related to cybersecurity, data security and privacy, financial technology (“FinTech”), and developing technologies.

Prior to joining FSR, Magri was the Associate Vice President at the Internet Security Alliance, a multi-sector cybersecurity trade association, where he co-authored the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) “Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook.” He also helped develop cybersecurity policy that was largely incorporated into Presidential Executive Order 13636 – Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

Before moving to the Washington area, Magri was a prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. Tenured in both the Appeals and Rackets Bureaus, he handled felony and misdemeanor investigations, prosecutions, and appeals.

Magri graduated Boston College with a B.A. in Economics and earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Fernande Duffly at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. A Boston native, Magri and his wife have made suburban Washington, D.C. their home.

Oliver Samuel-Jakubos

Data Manager, HOPE NOW

Oliver Samuel-Jakubos serves as the Data Manager for the HOPE NOW Alliance. In his role, he manages member data on loss mitigation solutions and produces a monthly National Data Report and a quarterly State Data Report. He assists with other functions within HOPE NOW including organizing homeowner outreach events, participating on compliance committees and fostering member relations.

Oliver joined HOPE NOW after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management.

Craig Schwartz

Managing Director, Registry Services, fTLD

Craig Schwartz is Managing Director of fTLD Registry Services, LLC (fTLD), since 2011. fTLD was originally  founded by the Financial Services Roundtable and the American Bankers Association. He is responsible for developing the organizations’ strategic response to ICANN’s generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) Program. Previously, Craig was with ICANN for five years where he served as Chief gTLD Registry Liaison, and with Widmeyer Communications, a D.C.-based public relations and strategic communications firm, for nearly a decade and most recently as Vice President, Operations. Contact Craig at craig@ftld.com and visit fTLD at www.ftld.com.

Eric Selk

Executive Director, HOPE NOW

Eric Selk serves as the Executive Director of the HOPE NOW Alliance. He started with the Alliance in 2007 as a project manager, and served as Outreach Director and Deputy Director before being elevated to his current role. Since Selk has been with HOPE NOW, alliance members have helped close to eight million homeowners find permanent, sustainable mortgage solutions. Selk manages member relationships and focuses on working with all mortgage market participants – private, government and non-profit – to assist at-risk homeowners.

Kim Ward

Manager of Accounting

Kim Ward is the Manager of Accounting at the Financial Services Roundtable. She has been with FSR for 6 years, and works directly with the CFO in the Finance Department. Ward is involved with the day-to-day financial needs of FSR including Payables, Receivables, some HR functions and administrative support. Before coming to FSR, Ward worked at The University of MD, University College in the Accounts Payable office.