The Investment Company Institute Board of Governors sets ICI policies and oversees the Institute’s activities. ICI’s senior officers are listed below, with links to bios and downloadable photos of each.
- George H. Walker, Chair of the Investment Company Institute
- Yie-Hsin Hung, Vice Chair of the Investment Company Institute
- Eric J. Pan, President and CEO
- Donald C. Auerbach, Chief Operating Officer
- Sean Collins, Chief Economist
- John G. Emling, Chief Government Affairs Officer
- Thomas T. Kim, Managing Director, Independent Directors Council
- Jeff Naylor, Chief Industry Operations Officer
- Susan Olson, General Counsel
- Michael Pedroni, Chief Global Affairs Officer
- Erica Elliott Richardson, Chief Strategic Communications Officer
- Tracey Wingate, Chief of Staff to ICI President and CEO
George Walker has served for 14 years as Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager founded in 1939. The firm manages $443 billion of equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for global institutions, advisors and individuals. With offices in 26 countries, Neuberger Berman has been named by Pensions & Investments as the #1 Best Place to Work in Money Management (firms with more than 1,000 employees) finishing either first or second each of the last nine years. In 2021, UNPRI named the firm a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in ESG practices. Previously, George spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of the firm’s Partnership Committee. George’s current board service includes the Partnership for New York City (Vice Chair) and the Trinity School. George earned a BA, BS and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Downloadable photo of George H. Walker: .zip
Yie-Hsin Hung is the President & Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). Hung was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s in both 2020 and 2021 and was named among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker in 2021, the fifth consecutive year she has received this award. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, and the Board of Directors of the Turtle Beach Corporation. Hung earned her MBA from Harvard University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Downloadable photo of Yie-Hsin Hung: .zip
Eric J. Pan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Company Institute. He took office as the 10th chief executive in ICI’s history on November 9, 2020. Pan was previously a managing director of Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC, an international economic policy advisory firm in Washington, DC, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Law and Economic Studies at Columbia Law School in New York.
Pan served as the director of the Office of International Affairs at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2015 to 2019 and head of international regulatory policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 2011 to 2015. He represented both market regulators in international standard-setting bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions and Financial Stability Board, and in regulatory dialogues with European and Asian counterparts. Before entering government service, Pan was the director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he wrote extensively about financial regulation and corporate law. He also practiced corporate and international law with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.
Pan is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Edinburgh, and the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Law Institute and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.
Downloadable photo of Eric J. Pan: .zip
Donald C. Auerbach is the Chief Operating Ofﬁcer of the Investment Company Institute. As COO, he manages the Institute’s administrative functions, coordinates the committees of the Board of Governors, and serves as Treasurer of ICI PAC. Prior to becoming COO in 2019, he was Co-Head of the Institute’s Government Affairs department, representing the association on Capitol Hill and before several Administrations. Auerbach joined ICI after serving on the staﬀ of the US House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services and in the oﬃce of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Prior to the Hill, he was a staﬀ member at Federal Financial Analytics, a Washington consultancy. He holds a BA in history from UCLA, a JD from the American University’s Washington College of Law, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Downloadable photo of Don Auerbach: .zip
Sean Collins is Chief Economist at the Investment Company Institute. He oversees the Institute's statistical collections and its research on US and global funds, financial markets, the US retirement market, and investor demographics. His research and analysis focuses on the flows, assets, fees, and industrial organization of registered investment companies; financial market issues; the costs and benefits of laws and regulations governing funds; money market funds; and financial stability. He has held several roles at ICI, most recently senior director of industry and financial analysis. Before joining ICI in 2000, Collins was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board and an economist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, where he participated on the RBNZ's Monetary Policy Committee. He is a current member of the Group of Economic Advisers (GEA) to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). He has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Downloadable photo of Sean Collins: .zip
John Emling is Chief Government Affairs Officer of the Investment Company Institute. He leads the Institute’s outreach to Congress and other policymakers on financial services, tax, pension, and other issues affecting regulated funds and their more than 100 million investors. He brings nearly 30 years of government affairs experience to this position, having served in the White House, at the US Department of the Treasury, on Capitol Hill, and in the private sector. Most recently, he served as head of government affairs for Broadcom Inc., where he built their government affairs practice, expanded their legislative and regulatory advocacy, and acted as executive director of Broadcom PAC. From 2011 to 2018, he was managing director for federal government affairs at Citi where he significantly contributed to bipartisan legislative changes in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection. Before Citi, he held leadership positions at the Glover Park Group and Retail Industry Leaders Association. Leading up to and during the 2008 global financial crisis, Emling was deputy assistant and a special assistant to President George W. Bush in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Emling also was appointed to the post of deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Treasury Department in the Bush administration, where he focused on various issues, including tax reform, budget, and pension matters. Earlier in his career, Emling worked on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to former Representative Eric Cantor, and he served at the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Emling graduated from Villanova University with a BA in political science and government.
Downloadable photo of John Emling: .zip
Thomas T. Kim is Managing Director of the Independent Directors Council. In leading IDC, Kim advances the governance, education, communications, and public policy priorities of independent directors on the boards of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and other regulated investment companies. Before joining IDC, he served as senior vice president at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he led strategy, public policy, governance, and member engagement across the organization’s commercial real estate finance membership. Previously, he managed regulatory and policy matters affecting capital markets and mortgage investments as associate general counsel at Freddie Mac. Earlier in his career, Kim worked as an attorney at the Investment Company Institute. He received his BA, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine; JD from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as a law review editor; and LLM, with distinction, from Georgetown Law School.
Downloadable photo of Thomas T. Kim: .zip
Jeff Naylor is the Investment Company Institute's Chief Industry Operations Officer. Naylor is responsible for ICI support of members’ technology, cybersecurity, fund accounting and reporting, securities operation, fund distribution and shareholder service functions. He and his colleagues focus on convening members to identify optimal practices for regulatory compliance, achieving operational excellence, all while supporting and protecting individual investors. While at ICI, he has led industry operations implementation activities for various SEC, CFTC, and DOL rulemakings and currently leads ICI efforts addressing market disruption and intermediary oversight. Since March 2023, Naylor has directed ICI’s co-leadership (with SIFMA and DTCC) of the industry’s move to T+1 settlement. Naylor has a diverse background in fund operations and distribution, including systems development, sales, operations, and product management. Prior to ICI, he worked with full-service mutual fund transfer agent DST Systems, Inc. (now SS&C) and financial systems provider SunGard (now FIS). He holds an MBA from the University of Kansas and undergraduate degrees in business administration and psychology from Graceland University.
Downloadable photo of Jeff Naylor: .zip
Susan Olson is General Counsel of the Investment Company Institute, serving as the Institute's chief legal officer, with responsibility for the full range of legal and regulatory matters affecting the Institute and its members. She joined ICI as senior counsel, international affairs, in 2007, and served as chief counsel of ICI Global since 2014. Before joining ICI, Olson served in the Division of Investment Management at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the SEC, Olson worked in the international branch of the division’s Office of the Chief Counsel, where she resolved legal issues arising under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act, and provided guidance for trade negotiations. She also participated as an SEC representative on the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) Standing Committee 5, focusing on the regulation of mutual funds and other collective investment vehicles. Before joining the Commission, Olson worked in private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her law degree from the University of Virginia.
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Michael Pedroni leads ICI Global and is the Investment Company Institute’s Chief Global Affairs Officer. Michael is responsible for ICI’s international policy and regulatory engagement in Europe and Asia as well as at IOSCO and the FSB. He also directs ICI Global’s thought leadership and is spearheading ICI’s increased focus on Europe. Michael has extensive experience in financial policy from his roles at the US Treasury, White House, Federal Reserve, IMF, and US Mission to the European Union. As a member of the US Senior Executive Service, he served four Treasury Secretaries, beginning in 2008 as the first Director of the Markets Room. Michael was subsequently appointed US financial attaché to the European Union and head of Treasury’s Brussels office in 2013. In 2016, he returned to Washington as acting senior director for global economics in the White House. He left government in 2017 to join the Managed Funds Association as head of international affairs and global research. Michael is a graduate of Yale and received a master’s degree from Columbia. He was a Fulbright Scholar and is conversational in German, Italian, and basic French. Michael also is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
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Erica Elliott Richardson is Chief Strategic Communications Officer of the Investment Company Institute. Before joining ICI, Richardson served as a managing director at FTI Consulting, where she led the financial services public affairs practice. Previously, Richardson served as the director of the Office of Public Affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where she was responsible for strategic communications and brand management. Richardson began her career in Washington on Capitol Hill as a communications director with the House Financial Services Committee during the 2007–2009 financial crisis and Dodd-Frank legislative process, prior to serving as the top spokesperson for the Office of the Majority Whip in the House of Representatives. Richardson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University; she wrote her doctoral thesis on the potential legislative and regulatory frameworks for virtual currency in the United States.
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Tracey Wingate is Chief of Staff to ICI President and CEO Eric J. Pan. Before joining ICI, Wingate served as associate director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), leading the CFTC’s international engagements and providing strategic advice and counsel to the CFTC chair and commissioners on an array of complex domestic and international policy initiatives. Before joining OIA, Wingate served as special counsel in the Division of Clearing and Risk and as a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement. She began her legal career at Arnold & Porter LLC in Washington, DC. Wingate is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Tulane University School of Law.