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03/01/2019

Banking and Securities Secretary Honored with Finance Lifetime Achievement Award

Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencers of Finance Awards.

“I am honored to be included among this year’s remarkable group of Influencers of Finance Award recipients,” Wiessmann said. “Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate to see and experience so much of what the finance industry has to offer and know that the whole of those experiences has shaped me in my public service today.”

Honorees are those who have molded, changed, and transformed the financial industry, representing such categories as investment banking, money management, minority-owned finance leaders, and women-owned finance leaders.

Wiessmann provides overall leadership to an agency that supervises nearly 200 banks, credit unions, and trust companies; licenses more than 20,000 consumer lenders, including mortgage lenders, auto sales finance companies, consumer discount companies, and debt services companies; and registers more than 200,000 investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, investment adviser notice filers, broker-dealers, and broker-dealer agents.

Regarded as a pioneer in the finance industry, she was recognized for a Lifetime Achievement Award for her expansive career, including commercial banking, investment banking, and regulatory matters, in addition to her public service as former Treasurer of Pennsylvania and current Secretary of the Department of Banking and Securities. Among her many accomplishments, Wiessmann put a large crack in the glass ceiling as a Founding Principal and President of Artemis Capital Group, the first women-owned investment banking firm on Wall Street.

Additional information about Wiessmann can be found here.

A full list of honorees can be found online.

Anyone can contact the Department of Banking and Securities at 1-800-PA-BANKS or 1-800-600-0007 to ask questions or file complaints about financial transactions, companies, or products. Members of the public are also invited to connect to the department through Facebook and Twitter, or subscribing to the department’s newsletter.

MEDIA CONTACT: Virginia Lucy - 717.214.4759

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