Mark T. Kim, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark T. Kim is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) where he is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the enterprise and for leading strategic initiatives that advance the mission of the MSRB.

Prior to joining the MSRB in 2017, Mark was chief financial officer for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), where he was responsible for structuring creative and innovative solutions to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world. He also served as a member of the MSRB’s Board of Directors (2015-2017), where he was a member of the Finance and Steering Committees and chaired the Audit Committee.

Mark received a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University, a law degree from Cornell Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.


The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website , the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.