- Robin Wiessmann
- Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
Robin Weissmann has served as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities since 2015. Throughout her career, she has led strategic operations related to commercial and investment banking, regulatory policy and government. Under her leadership, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has demonstrated a commitment to consumer protection and responsible innovation. Wiessmann has advocated for cybersecurity, financial capability and executive leadership for women, as well as safe harbor for banks to serve state-compliant marijuana-related businesses. For the Governor’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, she provides strategic oversight of a financial information exchange that coordinates efforts of more than 20 state government agencies. Wiessmann has served as chair of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) Non-Depository Supervisory Committee. She is currently CSBS board secretary. She is also the chair of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and is a member of eight other economic development, policy, and supervisory boards, including the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, the Public School Employees’ Retirement System and the State Employees’ Retirement System. Before being appointed to her current role, Wiessmann served as deputy director of finance for the city of Philadelphia and as treasurer of the state of Pennsylvania. During her private career, Wiessmann held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. She was a founding principal and president of Artemis Capital Group, the first women-owned investment banking firm on Wall Street. In addition, Wiessmann served as chairman of the board for Vantagepoint Funds Mutual Fund, and on the board of Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. In 2019, she received a lifetime achievement award as a Philadelphia Inquirer Influencer of Finance. She is a recipient of the Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers Law School, from which she earned her law degree, and is a graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.