Chief Education Officer
Ritta McLaughlin is Chief Education Officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Ms. McLaughlin oversees the education and outreach activities of the MSRB, which seek to inform municipal market stakeholders and others about MSRB initiatives and municipal market issues. She also facilitates discussion and problem-solving among stakeholders to address challenges in the municipal market, advocate solutions where appropriate and influence positive market practices. Ms. McLaughlin is responsible for the development and oversight of the operations of the MSRB’s MuniEdPro®. Launched in 2016, MuniEdPro® is a suite of interactive, online courses about municipal market activities and regulations that provide real-world simulations that allow the learner to understand municipal securities transactions and the related market and regulatory considerations.
Prior to joining the MSRB, Ms. McLaughlin was associate treasurer for the District of Columbia, where she handled the District’s multi-billion dollar debt management program. During her career, Ms. McLaughlin was also an executive director at J.P. Morgan, an associate director at Bear Stearns and a senior banker for a number of states and municipalities. Ms. McLaughlin’s extensive market knowledge benefits the MSRB by providing strategic thought leadership for the industry in an effort to understand trends and anticipate future needs.
She received a bachelor’s degree in urban policy from Vassar College and a master’s degree in urban policy and management from The New School for Social Research.