WASHINGTON – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has named Josh Drobnyk as its Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. Mr. Drobnyk will start at FINRA on February 6.
Mr. Drobnyk comes to FINRA from the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff. His time at Treasury also included a period as Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Prior to joining Treasury, Mr. Drobnyk served as Minority Communications Director for the House Committee on Ways and Means before becoming Deputy Staff Director. He also served as Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA). In addition, Mr. Drobnyk spent several years as a reporter for various publications and worked early in his career as an account executive for J. Walter Thompson. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and received his bachelor of arts from Bowdoin College.
Robert W. Cook, FINRA President and CEO, said, "We are delighted Josh is joining FINRA, and he will play a key role in our senior management team. Effective communication with our various stakeholders is one of our highest priorities. Josh’s experience in public communications, as well as his prior positions as a reporter and in the government, make him ideally suited to lead this important work for FINRA."
Drobnyk said, “FINRA plays a vital role in helping to protect investors and ensure the integrity of financial markets and I am delighted to join Robert and the team at FINRA in carrying out this important mission. I have been impressed by the talent and dedication of leaders throughout the organization and I look forward to contributing to its success.”
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business – from registering and educating all industry participants to examining securities firms, writing rules, enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, and informing and educating the investing public. In addition, FINRA provides surveillance and other regulatory services for equities and options markets, as well as trade reporting and other industry utilities. FINRA also administers the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and firms. For more information, please visit www.finra.org.