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Ritta McLaughlin

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Ritta McLaughlin

Director of Investor Education and Community Outreach, FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Ritta McLaughlin

Ms. McLaughlin leads the Foundation’s efforts to advance financial inclusion. She is an expert in personal finance and investor education. She cultivates and manages strategic partnerships with organizations to provide financial capability programming in underserved communities. Ms. McLaughlin collaborates with the Foundation’s researchers on studies to advance the understanding of diverse communities' financial capabilities, circumstances, and well-being. 

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. McLaughlin was the Chief Education Officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). She oversaw the education and outreach activities of the MSRB. During her career, Ms. McLaughlin was associate treasurer for the District of Columbia, where she handled the District's multi-billion-dollar debt management and federal grants. She was also a public finance credit analyst at Fitch Ratings, and a senior investment banker at J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns, and RBC. 

She is a past President of the Board of Women in Public Finance, serves on the Advisory Group of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Race, Equity and Bond Markets Advisory Group, and Advisory Board of the District of Columbia Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund. 

She received a bachelor's degree in urban policy from Vassar College, a master's degree in urban policy and management from The New School for Social Research, and a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.