Mary Kay Scucci ’86

Dr. Mary Kay ScucciMary Kay Scucci, PhD, CPA is a Managing Director for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

At SIFMA, Mary Kay is the accounting and finance subject matter expert and staffs several regulatory policy committees, including the Regulatory Capital and Margin Committee, the Global Financial Institutions Accounting Committee, the IFRS Committee, the Asset Management Accounting Policy Committee, the Treasurer’s Committee and the Product Controllers Committee. Mary Kay is also the liaison to the Boards of SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) and the Internal Auditor Society (IAS).

Before joining SIFMA, Mary Kay provided consulting services for Morgan Stanley and The Blackstone Group while at Y&M Ventures, Inc.  Prior to Y&M, Mary Kay was Chief Financial Officer for Bear Stearns Asset Management and Managing Director of Accounting Policy for Bear Stearns.

Mary Kay’s previous board service includes chairman of the audit committee for Power Medical Interventions, a publicly-traded medical device firm (NASDAQ: PMII) and the Board of Trustees for the Financial Executive Research Foundation (FERF).  She is currently on the Dean’s advisory and advancement board for William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business (CCOB).

Over her career, Mary Kay has held many senior financial executive roles including Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Director of Finance, and Director of Strategy Development for firms inclusive of a Fortune 50 corporation (Honeywell International), a start-up organization (Power Medical Interventions, Inc.), and an international firm (Schering AG.).

Mary Kay is frequently a requested speaker for esteemed educational institutions and has been interviewed for articles features in The Financial Executive Magazine and NACD Directorship Magazine.

Mary Kay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She holds a BA from Duquesne University, a BA from William Paterson University, a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD from Rutgers University, and is currently teaching at Columbia University.