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

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown

Executive Committee

Valerie Kay


Executive Committee

Eric Wiedelman

JP Morgan

Accounting Firm Board Representatives

Debra Rappoport, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Alberta Knowles, Ernst & Young

Analytics Firm Board Representatives

Selena Bullock, Finsight Group, Inc

Andy Davidson, Andrew Davidson & Co.

Bernadette Kogler , RiskSpan

Bank Board Representatives

John Clements, Barclays

John Dahl, Citi

Tricia Hazelwood, MUFG

Michael Llodra, Wells Fargo

Ryan Stark, Deutsche Bank

Gordon Sweely, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Eric Wiedelman, JP Morgan

Investor Board Representatives

Bob Behal, Vanguard Group

Matt Buckley, Eaton Vance

Kevin Chavers, BlackRock

Ken Shinoda, Doubleline

Gary Horbacz, Prudential Fixed Income

Carolyn Natale, Wellington Management Company LLP

Kent Smith, PIMCO

Issuer Board Representatives

Christopher Abate, Redwood Trust, Inc.

Jason Behnke, Ford Motor Company

Ryan Farris, Ally Financial, Inc.

Stacy Hampel, Volvo Financial Services

Valerie Kay, LendingClub

Gregg Silver, 1st Financial Bank USA

Kevin Sweeney, Discover Financial Services

Law Firm Board Representatives

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

Anna-Liza Harris, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Carol Hitselberger, Mayer Brown LLP

Steve Kudenholdt, Dentons

Patrick C. Sargent, Alston & Bird LLP

William Shirley, Sidley Austin

Neil Weidner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Rating Agency Board Representatives

Rosemary Kelley, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Darlene Rosenkoetter, S&P Global Ratings

At Large Board Representatives

Jim Ahern, Moody's Investors Service

Patricia Evans Schulze, Wilmington Trust

Chrissi Johnson, Quicken Loans

Eve Kaplan, U.S. Bank National Association

Claire Mezzanotte, DBRS

Tim Mohan, Chapman and Cutler LLP


Reed Auerbach, Morgan Lewis – Director Emeritus

Chris Haas, Bank of America – Director Emeritus

Howard Kaplan, Deloitte – Chair Emeritus