Nicsa Appoints Six New Members to Board of Directors at 2021 GMM

By Nicsa posted 17 days ago


Boston, MA – October 6, 20201 – Nicsa announced at its 2021 General Membership Meeting the election of six new members to its Board of Directors.


The new Board members are as follows:

Ryan Burns | Northern Trust

Ken Cawley | Goldman Sachs

Lisa Goulemas | Fidelity

Kirsten Pickens | FS Investments

Steve Rueschhoff | Edward Jones

Cindy Schreiner | RBC


Commenting on the appointments, Nicsa President & CEO Jim Fitzpatrick said, “We are so pleased to welcome such high caliber individuals, representing some of the industry’s leading firms, to drive our mission of advancing leading practices in the global asset management community.”


Scott Brady, Head of US Product Development & Strategy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Chairman of Nicsa’s Board of Directors continued, “The ability to attract these highly engaged and talented executives to the Nicsa board from across functional verticals underscores the Association’s breadth and depth in the industry.”


The following Board members’ terms were elected for a second term :

David Whitaker | Foreside Financial

Stacy Bernstein | American Century

Mark Lavan | Legg Mason


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

Scott Brady (Chair) | Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Stacy Bernstein (Vice Chair) | American Century Investments

Janet Bienkowski | MFS

Lisa Halbach | Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Josh Lovell | State Street

Irene Speridakos | BNY Mellon

Dave Whitaker | Foreside


View full list of Nicsa board members here.

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.