Center for Financial Markets and Policy Announces First Distinguished Policy Fellow

January 30, 2012

The Center for Financial Markets and Policy has named Kathleen L. Casey, former commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as a Distinguished Policy Fellow. In addition, three executives have joined the center’s Board of Advisors. These individuals will help advance the mission of the center to engage leading academics, business people and policymakers in dialogue regarding critical public policy issues relating to global financial markets.

As former Commissioner at United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Casey was primarily responsible for guiding the chairman’s and committee’s consideration of, and action on, issues affecting economic and monetary policy, international trade and finance, banking, securities and insurance regulation, transit and housing policy, money laundering and terror finance. Casey served as legislative director and chief of staff for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) from 1996-2002. She has also served as Staff Director and Counsel of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

New Board of Advisors Members

The Center’s three new Board of Advisors members are:

Catherine R. Kinney, former president and co-COO of the New York Stock Exchange, also serves on the boards of directors of MetLife, MSCI, Inc, NetSuite, Inc., Catholic Charities, The New York City Ballet, and Sharegift USA. She has served on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and has received an honorary degree from the university. 


Michael Psaros (BSBA ’89) is the co-founder and managing partner of KPS Capital Partners, a private equity firm with over $2.7 billion of assets under management focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds, bankruptcies and other special situations. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors. Previously, Psaros was an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

Laurence A. Tosi is senior managing director and CFO at the Blackstone Group.  Before joining Blackstone, he was the COO for the Global Markets and Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. He served as senior vice president and finance director responsible for Merrill Lynch’s global finance organization, including worldwide accounting, regulatory reporting, budgeting and corporate development. Tosi is a triple Hoya with BA, JD, and MBA degrees from Georgetown University.