FIA Announces Five New Staff in London and Washington

fia tech vector logoWashington, DC – FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today announced five new staff members who have recently joined the FIA team.

“These individuals strengthen an already talented and experienced legal, regulatory and outreach staff at FIA,” said Lukken. “Our members, and our industry broadly, are fortunate to have these experienced and talented individuals as advocates to policymakers, legislators, regulators and media.”

Stuart Bailey is FIA’s new Vice President of Clearing Policy and Operations in the London office. Stuart’s role will include overseeing the European Operations Committee, working closely with global advocacy staff on clearinghouse issues, as well as working with the London team on European policy and regulation.

Stuart is a clearinghouse risk management expert with more than 16 years of industry experience. Most recently he worked as Director of Risk at ICE Clear Europe from November 2007 until May 2018. He was part of the original team that worked on the clearinghouse’s launch in the aftermath of the financial crisis and helped with its expansion over the next decade, including managing the default of MF Global in 2011. Prior to ICE Clear Europe Stuart was a market risk manager at Mizuho International and prior to that he worked at LCH Clearnet Ltd. Stuart holds a BA (Hons) in International Finance & Capital Markets from the University of Brighton, and has also served in the British Army. He replaces Declan Ward who retired in November.

Steve Adamske is the new Vice President, Head of Communications and Public Affairs. He was appointed to this position after serving as a consultant at FIA for most of 2018 in the Washington, D.C. office. Steve comes to FIA after serving as the Director of Public Affairs to four CFTC chairmen and Senior Policy Advisor to CFTC Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen. In his CFTC role, he had specific responsibility for strategically planning message and press strategy for the derivatives reforms contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Steve also implemented press strategy on Chairman Giancarlo’s initial proposals on the creation of a fintech initiative, Market Intelligence Branch, and the Project KISS initiative to simplify and streamline the commission’s rules.

Walt Lukken, Chief Executive Officer of the Futures Industry Association
Walt Lukken, Chief Executive Officer of the Futures Industry Association

Previously, Steve served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and spokesperson for Secretary Tim Geithner at the Treasury Department and before that served as Communications Director and senior staff member for the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman Barney Frank. In those roles, Steve was responsible for the communications strategy for major legislative and policy issues such as the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2008 financial crisis, housing policy and the automotive industry rescue. He also held press roles for several members of Congress, served eight years in the Clinton administration and was a senior advance lead for Vice President Gore. Steve is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and lives with his husband and daughter in Washington, D.C. He replaces Heather Vaughan, who left FIA at the end of 2017.

Kyle Glenn is FIA’s new Director of Government Relations in the Washington, D.C. office. In this role, Kyle will strategically plan and facilitate FIA’s outreach efforts to U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate members and staff. Kyle spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, most recently serving as Chief of Staff for Congressman Dennis Ross, directly overseeing four separate offices. In that role, he was chief policy adviser and communications director, approving and overseeing all objectives and strategies. Prior to his role as Chief of Staff, Kyle also served as Assistant Vice President at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, where he developed close relationships with the House Financial Services Committee, as well as the Senate Banking, and Energy and Commerce Committees. Kyle is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and two rescue hounds.

John Graham is FIA’s new Director of Regulation working in the London office. John has assumed responsibilities for the Transaction Reporting Working Group and also the FIA’s Compliance Committee. Further, he will be representing FIA before the European Commission and recently spoke to the Commission on supervisory reporting requirements.

John comes to FIA with eight years of experience within the financial industry, most recently as Vice President at Deutsche Bank where he worked in various Legal and Compliance roles. While at Deutsche Bank Legal he served on the Regulatory Implementation team, covering EMIR, MiFID II and other reporting regimes before joining Compliance and working within the Regulatory Enquiries and Investigations team, focusing primarily on investigating cases of suspected market abuse and manipulation. John holds a degree in Politics from Queens University, Belfast and a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Lobbying and Public Affairs from the University of Ulster. John replaces Rob Barnes who left FIA for a regulatory role with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Sabina Hussain is FIA’s new Events Manager working out of its London office. She previously worked at BritishAmerican Business where she managed a range of events, marketing strategies, logistics, sponsorships and engagement plans with the objective to build and retain membership. Prior to this, she worked at the U.K. Department for International Trade, where she coordinated the marketing and logistics for national and international events. In this role, she played an integral part in leading multi-channel marketing campaigns, generating leads and maximizing income. Sabina graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Journalism and Print Media and has two children. Sabina replaces Bernadette Connelly who passed away in 2018 after a prolonged illness.