MSRB Names Adam Cusson Chief Information Officer

Date: July 1, 2019

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Adam Cusson has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO). The move is an organizational change that supports the MSRB’s focus on information technology investment and migration of its market transparency systems to the cloud in furtherance of its mission to promote a fair and efficient municipal securities market. 

“Adam has the ideal software development and management expertise to lead the build of our next generation of market transparency systems,” said MSRB President and CEO Lynnette Kelly. “He is a strategic thinker with the ability to oversee our plans for evolving the systems that support the data we receive from and provide to the municipal securities market.”

Adam most recently served as the MSRB’s Director, Systems Development. As CIO, he is responsible for oversight of IT operations, data and infrastructure management, enterprise architecture and systems development.

Adam has more than 20 years’ experience leading software development teams, developing information systems architecture and managing server maintenance and computer systems support. Previously, he was senior director of development at Oracle where he led the SaaS application Eloqua, which processes more than two billion marketing transactions per day. Prior to Oracle, Adam held similar positions at Micro Focus International, NetIQ and Novell.  

Adam studied computer science and electrical engineering at George Mason University and received his bachelor’s degree in information systems from Strayer 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 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 overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.