Nicsa Announces Election of Chairman and Six New Members to its Board of Directors

By Nicsa posted 13 days ago


Boston, MA – October 13, 2020 – Nicsa announced at its 2020 General Membership Meeting the election of Scott Brady, Head of US Product Development & Strategy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, as Chairman of its Board of Directors.


As Chairman, Mr. Brady will preside over the governing body of the Association as well as Nicsa’s executive committee. The board is responsible for oversight of policy and activities of the trade association, whose members include asset managers, broker dealers, custodian banks, transfer agents, and other professional service firms including audit, tax, law, technology, marketing, and compliance.


Commenting on the appointment, Nicsa President & CEO Jim Fitzpatrick said, “Scott’s comprehensive knowledge base and strategic outlook on the asset management industry will serve Nicsa well. We are very pleased to have an individual of Scott’s caliber lead our mission to connect all facets of the global asset management community to tackle top issues facing the industry.”

Nicsa also announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors:


Janet Bienkowski | MFS

Kevin Mahn | Hennion & Walsh

Michael Melles | FIS

Jennifer McGovern | Blackrock

Melanie Pickett | Northern Trust

Gem Pushpaharan | Allianz


View full list of Nicsa board members here.


“I am delighted to work with the members of the Nicsa leadership team to address vital issues facing the global asset management industry. A cross section of wide-ranging industry perspectives, experience, and expertise will certainly be invaluable in our efforts to implement and advance industry best practices,” said Mr. Brady. 


The full list of elected officers on the Nicsa Executive Committee include:

Scott Brady (Chairman) | Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Stacy Bernstein (Vice Chairman) | American Century Investments

Janet Bienkowski | MFS

Larry Fahey | Eaton Vance

Lisa Halbach | Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Josh Lovell | State Street

Dave Whitaker | Foreside

About Nicsa 

Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices.  For over fifty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.

Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America. The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.