Board of Directors

Reflecting the broad diversity of our member firms which spans the breadth of the structured finance industry, our Board consists of 40 thought leaders – uniquely positioning SFA to support and promote industry-wide solutions backed by the full perspective of the industry.

Executive Committee:


Christopher Abate

Redwood Trust, Inc.

Vice Chair

Patricia A. Schulze

Wilmington Trust


Anna-Liza Harris

Katten Muchin Rosenman


Alberta Knowles

Ernst & Young LLP

Executive Committee

Kevin Chavers


Executive Committee

John Dahl


Executive Committee

Howard Kaplan

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Executive Committee

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown

Executive Committee

Valerie Kay


Accounting Firm Board Representatives

Alberta Knowles, Ernst & Young

Debra Rappoport, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Analytics Firm Board Representatives

Andy Davidson, Andrew Davidson & Co.

Selena Bullock, Finsight Group, Inc

Bernadette Kogler, RiskSpan

Bank Board Representatives

Mark Michael, Bank of America

John Clements, Barclays

John Dahl, Citi

Ryan Stark, Deutsche Bank

Steve Moffitt, Goldman Sachs

Tricia Hazelwood, MUFG

Gordon Sweely, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Michael Llodra, Wells Fargo

Investor Board Representatives

Kevin Chavers, BlackRock

Jonathan Boswell, Nationwide

Matt Buckley, Eaton Vance

Adama Kah, Kah Capital

Nancy Mueller Handal, MetLife

Kent Smith, PIMCO

Gary Horbacz, Prudential Fixed Income

Bob Behal, Vanguard Group

Issuer Board Representatives

Gregg Silver, 1st Financial Bank USA

Kevin Sweeney, Discover Financial Services

Jason Behnke, Ford Motor Company

Cherie Wilson, General Motors

Valerie Kay, LendingClub

Vandad Fartaj, PennyMac

Christopher Abate, Redwood Trust, Inc.

Natalee Binkholder, Santander

Stacy Hampel, Volvo Financial Services

Law Firm Board Representatives

Patrick C. Sargent, Alston & Bird LLP

Neil Weidner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Anna-Liza Harris, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Carol Hitselberger, Mayer Brown LLP

Doneene Damon, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Andi Mandell, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

William Shirley, Sidley Austin

Andrew Faulkner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Greg Weston, Winston & Strawn LLP

Rating Agency Board Representatives

Rosemary Kelley, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Darlene Rosenkoetter, S&P Global Ratings

At Large Board Representatives

Armando Falcon, Falcon Capital Advisors

Jim Ahern, Moody's Investors Service

Michele Olds, Nationstar Mortgage / Mr. Cooper Group

Chrissi Johnson, Quicken Loans

Patricia Evans Schulze, Wilmington Trust


Chris Haas, Bank of America – Director Emeritus

Howard Kaplan, Deloitte – Chair Emeritus

Reed Auerbach, Morgan Lewis – Director Emeritus