Mary Kay Scucci, PhD, CPA is a Managing Director for the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) supporting the accounting and financial advocacy for the financial service industry on diverse regulatory initiatives with numerous regulatory agencies (i.e., Federal Reserve/FDIC, SEC/FINRA, CFTC/NFA/CME, FASB, IASB, PCAOB….) At SIFMA, Mary Kay is the accounting, finance and risk subject matter expert and the primary staff support for several regulatory policy committees, including the Regulatory Capital and Margin Committee, the Global Financial Institutions Accounting Committee, the IFRS Committee, the Asset Management Accounting Policy Committee, the Product Controllers Committee and the Treasurer’s Committee. Mary Kay is also the liaison to the Boards of SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) and the Internal Auditor Society (IAS). Over her career, Mary Kay has held many senior financial executive roles including Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Director of Finance, and Director of Strategy Development for firms including Fortune 100 corporations (Bear Stearns, Honeywell International), start-up organizations (Power Medical Interventions, Inc.), and international firms (Schering, AG). Mary Kay’s recent board service includes chairman of the audit committee for Power Medical Interventions, a publicly-traded medical device firm (NASDAQ: PMII). She is currently on the Dean’s advisory board for William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business and the Board of Trustees for the Financial Executive Research Foundation (FERF). Mary Kay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); possess two bachelor’s degrees, an MBA from The Wharton School and has a PhD with a dual concentration in both accounting and finance. Currently she is teaching at Columbia University.