WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. ("SFIG"), a member-based trade industry group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market, today announced that it has named Thomas C. McCrocklin Jr. as Director of Advocacy. Mr. McCrocklin will report directly to Richard Johns, SFIG's Executive Director, and will lead the group's interactions with regulators and legislators in Washington D.C. and elsewhere as it pertains to policies and positions derived by the membership.
"We are excited to welcome Tom to the SFIG team. His more than 20 years of experience and proven advocacy on complex financial topics will be an immediate benefit to SFIG and its members," said Mr. Johns. "Our membership will be well served by Tom's experience both at a large financial institution and as a senior staffer to the House Committee on Financial Services. We will continue to bring together all the voices of this industry to deliver clear, practical solutions to support securitization and funding for the real economy."
Mr. McCrocklin brings a depth of experience in financial services and related advocacy efforts. He most recently served as Vice President, Head of Federal Affairs at Zurich North America. Previously, he was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. Prior to that, Mr. McCrocklin was Director of Federal Affairs at the Independent Insurance Agents of America.
"I am thrilled to join the SFIG team that has truly established itself as the critical voice for securitization," said Mr. McCrocklin. "It is a privilege to continue the momentum this group has created on the fundamental issues contributing to a workable regulatory structure for this industry. These initiatives will produce meaningful results for the real economy."
About Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc.
Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. ("SFIG") is a member-based, trade industry group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found at www.sfindustry.org.
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