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Executive Committee

Reference Materials

CFA Institute Bylaws - Executive Committee

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Executive Committee Charter

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The purpose of the Executive Committee is to assist the Board of Governors of CFA Institute in the orderly and fair governance of CFA Institute by, among other things, acting on behalf of the Board within the scope of the Committee’s authority and overseeing the functions, operations and activities of the Board and its committees.

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Daniel Gamba

Daniel Gamba CFA

Chair

Managing Director, Co-Head Fundamental Equities, and a member of the Global Operating and Human Capital Committees, BlackRock, Inc.

Member of CFA Society New York

Daniel Gamba, CFA, is managing director, co-head of fundamental equities, and a member of the Global Operating Committee and Human Capital Committee at BlackRock. He leads BlackRock's fundamental equities business across US, Europe, global, emerging markets, hedge funds, thematic and sectors, and sustainability active equity strategies.

He previously served as global head of active equity product strategy at BlackRock, responsible for platform strategy, product development, and business activities to drive growth across active equities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Prior to that role, Gamba was head of iShares Americas Institutional Business and co-head of US iShares where he led business strategy, client service, and business development for iShares ETFs in the Americas. Gamba joined Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in 2000, before its merger with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the CEO of the Latin America and Caribbean business. Prior to BGI, Gamba was a consultant with AT Kearney’s financial institutions group and worked at Procter & Gamble in Latin America.

In his volunteer capacity at CFA Institute, Gamba served as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and previously as co-chair of the Society Partnership Advisory Council. Previously, he was a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Education Advisory Committee and of the Claritas (now Investment Foundations) Advisory Committee. Gamba is also co-chair of Somos Latinx network at BlackRock and is a board member of Northwestern University’s alumni association. Gamba earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and an MBA in finance and economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Margaret Franklin

Margaret Franklin CFA

President and CEO, CFA Institute

915 E High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Member of CFA Society Toronto

Margaret Franklin, CFA, leads CFA Institute and its more than 170,000 members worldwide in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession. She assumed her role in September 2019 and has more than 25 years of investment and wealth management experience.

Before joining CFA Institute, Ms. Franklin led International Wealth Management for North America and was president of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Advisory Services in Canada. She also served as a board member of BNY Mellon Trust Company (Cayman). Margaret joined BNY Mellon in 2016.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Ms. Franklin held multiple senior management positions, including president of Marret Private Wealth and COO of Marret Asset Management, a credit and hedge fund asset manager in Toronto. During that six-year tenure, she had direct oversight of all aspects of the private wealth business. Prior to joining Marret, Margaret was a partner with KJ Harrison & Partners.

Ms. Franklin began her career in the institutional business and has worked with pension plans, endowments, foundations, and government agencies at State Street Global Advisors, Mercer, and Barclays Global Investors.

She previously served as chair of CFA Institute Board of Governors and is a former president of the CFA Society Toronto Board. Ms. Franklin is a founding member of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Initiative, a past recipient of the Alfred C. Morley Distinguished Service Award in 2014, and a member of its Future of Finance Content Council.

She is also a member of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation Board. Ms. Franklin earned a Bachelor of Administration in Economics from McMaster University in Ontario. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Toronto.

Diane Nordin

Diane C. Nordin CFA

Director, Federal National Mortgage Association

Member of CFA Society Boston

Diane C. Nordin, CFA, is a director at Fannie Mae and Antares Capital and a former partner at Wellington Management Company. At Wellington, she held several roles—including director of fixed income, director of global relationships management, and director of fixed-income management—and served on numerous committees. Previously, Nordin worked at Fidelity Investments and Putnam Advisory Company. She is a trustee of Wheaton College and a board member of Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Nordin is a member of the CFA Society Boston and a graduate of Wheaton College.

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Maria Wilton CFA

Director, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Member of CFA Society Melbourne

Maria Wilton, CFA, has a 30-year history in the investment industry with leadership experience in asset management and superannuation. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, deputy chair of Infrastructure Victoria and a director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation. She is chair of the National Diversity Committee and a member of the Advocacy Council of the CFA Societies Australia. Maria is the former managing director and chair of Franklin Templeton Investments Australia and senior director of International Advisory Services - a role she held for 12 years. She was responsible for the management of Franklin Templeton's activities in Australia and New Zealand, and for driving the strategic direction of the Australian business. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Ms. Wilton was with BT Financial Group (formerly Rothschild) and County Investment Management where she was a diversified fund and fixed income portfolio manager. She began her investment management career at JP Morgan Investment Management as an economist and portfolio manager. Before joining the investment management industry, Ms. Wilton worked for the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra in an economic research capacity. Maria is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. She was a board member of the Financial Services Council and co-chair of the Investments Board Committee. She was a trustee director of AGEST and Emergency Services and State Super and a member of their Investment Committees. She was a director of Melbourne Water, the Transport Accident Commission, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Victoria Legal Aid (VLA), and chair of the VLA Audit Committee. Ms. Wilton holds a bachelor of economics from the University of Tasmania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

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