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FIA announces departure of COO Mary Ann Burns

FIA announces departure of COO Mary Ann Burns

14 April 2016 7:30pm EDT

FIA today announced that Mary Ann Burns, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will be leaving FIA at the beginning of July to head marketing and distribution for the craft brewery owned by her family.

“It has been an amazing 23 years at FIA,” said Burns. “I've enjoyed working with many extraordinary members of FIA on a host of projects over the years, and I value the opportunity I’ve had to work with the FIA leadership and very talented staff. I'm excited to start something completely new and I leave knowing that FIA will be in very good hands going forward.”

In her current role, Burns oversees FIA's industry relations and has responsibility for FIA communications, conferences, marketing and technology. She also serves in the executive committees of the FIA Principal Traders Group and the FIA European Principal Trader Group, and she serves as the executive chair of FIA Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIA which provides systems that help the industry achieve operational efficiencies. 

“Mary Ann has had an extraordinary career at FIA," said Michael Dawley, chairman of the FIA board of directors and managing director, Goldman Sachs. "She has been an integral force in driving the success of FIA as the premier representative of the futures and cleared swaps industry. Her ability to bring people together and drive consensus around very challenging issues has been remarkable, and her achievement in creating and orchestrating our world-class FIA conferences and events is an amazing legacy."

“Mary Ann has been a core part of FIA for more than two decades and has left her imprint on nearly every part of the association," said Walt Lukken, president and chief executive officer of FIA. "Her contagious optimism, tireless work ethic, and devotion to members drove her many successes and I cannot thank her enough for her service to our industry.”

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