Geraldine “Gerri” M. Walsh
Senior Vice President, Investor Education, FINRA President, FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Gerri Walsh is Senior Vice President of Investor Education at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and operations of FINRA’s investor education program. She is also President of the
FINRA Investor Education Foundation, where she manages the Foundation’s grant
making and programmatic efforts to educate and protect investors. Her work focuses especially on traditionally underinvested groups of Americans, including young adults, women, Native Americans and members of U.S. military. She joined FINRA in May 2006.
Prior to joining FINRA, Ms. Walsh was Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Assistance (OIEA) and, before that, Special Counsel to the Director of OIEA. She also served as a senior attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, investigating and prosecuting violators of the federal securities laws.
From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Walsh was an associate with Hogan & Hartson, a Washington, D.C. law firm. She received her J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law in 1989 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1985. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars. She volunteers on the Board of Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. (a non-profit organization dedicated to clothing the homeless in the greater D.C. area