WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is now the newest trustee of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education.
Nominated by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in 2015, Wiessmann leads an agency that supervises: 200 state-chartered banks, credit unions, and trust companies; licenses more than 20,000 consumer lenders, including mortgage lenders, auto sales finance companies, consumer discount companies, and debt services companies; and registers more than 200,000 investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, investment adviser notice filers, broker-dealers, and broker-dealer agents.
Don Blandin, president and CEO, Investor Protection Trust, said: "The Investor Protection Trust is delighted to have Robin Wiessmann as our newest trustee. Robin's wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors make her the perfect addition to the IPT leadership team."
Before serving as Secretary of Banking and Securities, Wiessmann acted as the Pennsylvania Treasurer and deputy director of finance for the city of Philadelphia. She also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, vice chair of the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission, and on the boards of the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, and the Certified Real Estate Appraisers Board.
Prior to her career in public service, Wiessmann was a founding principal and president of Artemis Capital Group, the first women-owned investment banking firm on Wall Street, and vice president of public finance at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Lafayette College and earned a law degree from Rutgers University.
The Investor Protection Trust (www.investorprotection.org) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. The primary mission of IPT is to provide independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions.
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SOURCE The Investor Protection Trust, Washington, DC.