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

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

Eliza Kwong, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Analytics Firm Board Representatives

Andy Davidson, Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc

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

Ron Sion, BlackRock

Matt Buckley, Eaton Vance

Nancy Mueller Handal, MetLife

Adama Kah, Kah Capital

Jonathan Boswell, Nationwide

Kent Smith, PIMCO

Gary Horbacz, Prudential Fixed Income

Bob Behal, Vanguard Group

Issuer Board Representatives

Michael Maxwell, 1st Financial Bank USA

Kevin Sweeney, Discover Financial Services

Jason Behnke, Ford Motor Company

Sheli Fitzgerald , General Motors

Valerie Kay, LendingClub

Vandad Fartaj, PennyMac

Christopher Abate, Redwood Trust, Inc.

Natalee Binkholder, Santander

Phillip Bales, Volvo

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

James Stringfellow, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Greg Weston, Winston & Strawn LLP

Rating Agency Board Representatives

Rosemary Kelley, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Global Ratings

At Large Board Representatives

Armando Falcon, Falcon Capital Advisors

Kathyanne Cohen, Moody's Investors Service

Michele Olds, Nationstar Mortgage / Mr. Cooper Group

Chrissi Johnson, Quicken Loans

Patricia Evans Schulze, Wilmington Trust


Michael Bright, Structured Finance Association


Chris Haas, Bank of America – Director Emeritus

Howard Kaplan, Deloitte – Chair Emeritus

Reed Auerbach, Morgan Lewis – Director Emeritus