Suzanne F. Shank was elected as a director of the Company in 2021. Ms. Shank is President and the largest equity owner of Shank Williams Cisneros & Co., LLC and CEO of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS). Prior to the forming of SWS in 2019, Ms. Shank was Chairperson and CEO of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C., a firm which she co-founded in 1996 as a start-up investment bank and grew to become the first MWBE firm to rank within the Top 10 of all U.S. municipal debt underwriters and the first MWBE to lead a municipal underwriting over $1 billion in principal amount.
Ms. Shank has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies and currently serves as a director of Rocket Companies and Consumers Energy Company. Ms. Shank is also a member of the Wharton School’s Graduate Executive Board and Spelman College’s Board of Trustees, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum. Ms. Shank serves on the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee.