Committees

STA’s committees and working groups are the primary vehicles for maintaining relationships with our members and the industry at-large.

STA maintains the following types of committees:

  • Select Advisory Committees
  • Advisory Committees
  • Working Groups
  • Business Committees

Select Advisory Committees: STA’s ability to maintain year-round relationships with corporate sponsors is achieved primarily through two Select Advisory Committees: Market Structure Analyst Committee (MSAC) and Listed Options Committee (LOC). Sponsorship is a requirement for membership, thus STA strives to provide value to committee members. Select Advisory Committee members receive regular reports on market structure issues, congressional updates and other timely communications that enable them to remain informed on matters that impact their business.

STA often has a need for subject matter experts to present on Open Calls and panel discussions. In these situations, Select Advisory Committee members are given priority. Select Advisory Committee members have visibility into drafts of STA comment letters and Talking Points used in meetings with the SEC, FINRA and on Capitol Hill.

Advisory Committees: STA Advisory Committees are similar to Select Advisory Committees however, sponsorship is not required for membership. Committee members share a common bond of voluntary service towards the betterment of the securities industry. Advisory Committees rely on the efforts of volunteers to achieve their intended goals.

Committee members meet regularly and have visibility into drafts of STA comment letters and Talking Points. Committee members are also given priority in situations when STA requires a subject matter expert.

STA maintains four Advisory Committees: STA Women in Finance, Retail Advisory Committee, Exchange Traded Products and STA Job Re-Entry Committee.

Business Committees: STA Business Committees are responsible for running the affairs of the Association. Business Committees are comprised of STA Governors, all of whom served as President of an STA Affiliate.

STA maintains four Business Committees: Nominating Committee, By-Laws Committee, Annual Conference and Affiliate Liaison Committee.

Advisory Committees

Members:
  • Bank of America Securities
  • BIDS Trading
  • CAPIS
  • Cboe Global Markets
  • CIBC
  • Citadel Securities
  • Citi
  • Clearpool Group
  • CME Group
  • CODA Markets
  • Credit Suisse
  • DASH Financial Technologies
  • Drexel Hamilton
  • DTCC
  • Fidelity Capital Markets
  • Fidessa
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GTS
  • HSBC
  • Hyannis Port Research
  • IMC
  • Instinet
  • Intelligent Cross
  • Invesco
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jane Street
  • JonesTrading
  • Jordan & Jordan
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Liquidnet
  • MCAP
  • MIAX
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nasdaq
  • NYSE
  • OCC
  • OneChronos
  • Oppenheimer
  • OTC Markets Group
  • Piper Sandler
  • Pragma
  • RBC
  • Refinitiv
  • Robert Baird
  • Rosenblatt
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • TD Securities
  • TMX Group
  • Trillium
  • Two Sigma Securities
  • UBS
  • Vela
  • Virtu

Chairman, Pat Luongo, Credit Suisse
Vice Chairman, David Dooman, DASH Financial Technologies
Advisor, James Hyde, ICE NYSE Options, STA Governor & Secretary
Committee Director, Dawn Combs, STA

Members:
  • Bank of America
  • BOX Options Exchange
  • Cboe Global Markets
  • Chicago Trading Company
  • Citadel Securities
  • Citigroup Global Markets
  • CME Group
  • Credit Suisse
  • DASH Financial Technologies
  • Fidelity Capital Markets
  • Group One Trading
  • GTS Securities
  • ICE NYSE Options
  • IMC
  • Instinet
  • Jane Street
  • JonesTrading Institutional Services
  • MIAX
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nasdaq
  • OCC
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • S3
  • Simplex Investments
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Trillium
  • Two Sigma Securities
  • UBS
  • Walleye Trading
  • Wolverine Trading

Chairman, Michael Costley, Ameriprise Financial
Vice-Chairman, Jeremy Haber, Fidelity

Members:
  • Ally Invest
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Apex Clearing
  • Baird
  • Bank of America
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Cetera Financial Group
  • Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Citigroup Global Markets
  • E*Trade
  • Edward Jones
  • Fidelity Capital Markets
  • Hilliard Lyons
  • LPL Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • Raymond James
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Stifel
  • TD Ameritrade
  • TradeStation
  • UBS
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

Chairman, Eric Pollackov, Invesco
Members:

  • BlackRock
  • Citadel
  • Flow Traders
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GTS
  • IMC
  • Invesco
  • Jane Street
  • Nasdaq
  • New York Life
  • NYSE
  • ProShares
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Susquehanna
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Wisdom Tree

Co-Chair, Julie Andress, KeyBanc Capital Markets, STA Governor
Co-Chair, Kate McAllister, Global Liquidity Partners, STA Governor 

Members:
  • Bank of America Securities
  • BMO Asset Management
  • BOX Options Exchange
  • BTIG
  • Clearpool
  • Conestoga Capital Advisors
  • CSTA
  • Fiduciary Management
  • Fifth Third
  • Global Liquidity Partners
  • INTL FCStone
  • Jefferies
  • JonesTrading
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Kansas City Capital Associates
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • LeveL ATS
  • Norrep Capital Management
  • Refinitiv
  • Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
  • STANY
  • Stifel
  • The Swarthmore Group
  • UBS
  • Virtu

Business Committees

The Affiliate Liaison Committee’s primary objective is to ensure that appropriate communication and support is shared between STA and the Affiliates, and vice versa. STA conducts Affiliate President Workshops (in Chicago and Washington DC) in which critical discussions occur designed to make each more effective in their respective roles. This Committee conducts monthly conference calls in order to have a continuous communication opportunity. Traditionally, this group has been the key source of candidates for the STA Board of Governors.
Chairman, Andrew D’Amore, Virtu Financial, STA Chairman
Vice Chairman, Ryan Kwiatkowski, StoneX Financial, STA Governor

The Nominating Committee is charged with recommending a slate of STA Officers to serve in the coming year. These recommendations are then voted upon by the Delegates attending the Annual Business Meeting (usually held in October). The Immediate Past Chairman serves as the Chair of the Committee. In addition, the By-Laws require the two previous STA Chairmen serve. The balance of the Committee is elected by delegates at the Annual Business Meeting. The Board of Governors provides a list of at least eight candidates, four of whom will be elected. Thus, the Committee consists of seven members, three designated by the By-Laws and four elected. NOTE: The Nominating Committee is the only Committee constructed under the By-Laws.
Chairman, Chris Halverson, STA Past Chairman, Dallas STA

Members:
  • Doug Clark, Credit Suisse, STA Canada
  • Jon Schneider, TMX Group, STA Kansas City
  • Nick Otte, GTS Securities, STA St. Louis
  • Lisa Utasi, ClearBridge Investments, STA New York
  • Stephanie Minister, Virtu Financial, Boston STA
  • Pat O’Meara, Discovery Capital, STA Connecticut

Chairman, Chris Halverson, STA Past Chairman

Chairman, Ryan Kwiatkowski, StoneX, STA Governor