Date: February 28, 2017
Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
LAKSHMI KOMMI JOINS MSRB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Lakshmi Kommi has joined the MSRB Board of Directors, filling a Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mark Kim, who will be joining the MSRB staff as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Kommi is the Director of Debt Management for the City of San Diego, California and will serve as a public representative on the Board.
“We appreciate Lakshmi stepping in to serve out Mark’s term,” said MSRB Chair Colleen Woodell. “She will be able to quickly get up to speed and contribute her issuer perspective to the MSRB’s regulatory, transparency and education priorities.”
Kommi previously served on the Board from 2013 to 2016. She has worked for the City of San Diego since 1994 and has held positions as a Supervising Economist and Deputy Director of San Diego’s Financing Services Division. She is a member of the City of San Diego’s Disclosure Practices Working Group and serves on San Diego’s Capital Infrastructure Program Review and Advisory Committee and Investments Portfolio Advisory Committee.
The MSRB Board makes policy decisions, authorizes rulemaking, enhances market transparency systems and oversees operations of the MSRB, the municipal market’s self-regulatory organization. The Board consists of 10 members that represent MSRB-regulated entities, including broker dealers, bank dealers and municipal advisors. It also has 11 independent members that are representative of the public, including investors, municipal entities and other individuals not regulated by the MSRB.