Boston, MA – September 29, 2023 – Nicsa announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The new slate of directors and officers will take effect November 6, 2023.
The new Board members are as follows:
Dan Houlihan, President & CEO, STP Investment Services LLC
Brooke Marrujo, Senior Vice President, Capital Group | American Funds
Stephen Patrickakos, Head of Managed Investments, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
Brian Shlissel, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Andrew Strnad, Partner, ACA
“We’re excited to expand our Board of Directors with these industry thought leaders and visionaries. We look forward to the expertise and insight they will bring to Nicsa’s long-term mission,” said Nicsa President & CEO Jim Fitzpatrick.
The following Board members’ terms were elected for a second term:
Janet Bienkowski, Vice President, MFS Investment Management
Kevin Mahn, President and Chief Investment Officer, Hennion & Walsh
Jennifer McGovern, Managing Director, BlackRock
Mike Melles, Senior Director, Product Management, FIS
Irene Speridakos, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Managers, BNY Mellon
The following Board member’s term was elected for a third term:
Scott Brady, Head of Product Development & Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
The full list of elected officers on the Nicsa Executive Committee include:
Chairperson: Scott Brady, Head of Product Development & Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Vice Chairperson: Stacy Bernstein, Head of Financial Intermediaries, American Century Investments
Vice President, Content: Janet Bienkowski, Vice President, MFS Investment Management
Vice President, Membership: Ryan Burns, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust
Vice President, Nominating: Clint Harris, Executive Vice President & Head of Wealth Management Platforms, Invesco
Vice President & Treasurer: Irene Speridakos, Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Managers, BNY Mellon
Vice President, Audit: John Stadtler, Partner, Financial Services Industry, PwC
Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset and wealth management industry in order to develop, share, and advance leading practices. For over sixty years, Nicsa has promoted a collaborative environment where members come together to help strategically address the industry’s most vital issues.
Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America champions DEI as a strategic business priority within the asset and wealth management industry. The goal of the Diversity Project North America is to advance better business results for our member firms and positive long-term impact for the clients we all serve by fostering an industry where diversity is achieved, equity is the standard, and inclusion is celebrated.