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Closing Remarks by Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO, Better Markets


Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary Conference

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1-5 p.m.

Transcript of Video



Now, before I turn it over to Jeremy Pam, the Director of GW Law’s Business and Finance Law Program, for the closing remarks, I want to thank all of you for joining us and for all of our speakers for taking the time to join us today and for sharing their thoughts, especially President Obama, Senator Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank.


I also need to thank the Better Markets’ team. We are a small, lean nonprofit organization. We don’t have an events staff or, frankly, much staff at all. So, everyone on the team did their usual jobs and then on top of all of that put together this conference.


First and foremost, I have to thank Natalie Shotts, our Director of Administration. She has also become the director of logistics, technology, graphics, layout, design, media, speaker relations, photo editor, proofreader and literally every other aspect of this conference. It would not have happened without her, and we are immensely grateful to her.


Our Communications Director, Pam Russell, and our Senior Counsel Jason Grimes have worked tirelessly on all aspects of this event for many, many months.  Jason in particular—backed up by Cale Keable, a friend of Better Markets—has labored over every aspect of the reports we released today, and I mean every aspect. 


Jeremey Bratt, our Director of External Affairs, and Michael Hughes, our Research and Program Assistant, were also invaluable in making so much of today happen. 


Our subject matter experts, Joe Cisewski, Tim Clark, Steve Hall, and Lev Bagramian, labored over the Reports, making sure they were complete and accurate.  And, Ed Silverman, a Senior Fellow, provided helpful support, advice and counsel throughout.


Finally, Maryan Abdelmesih, our Director of Development, provided critical support and assistance throughout the many months of planning and executing of this event.


Without their hard work and commitment this event would not have happened. I am immensely grateful for their work, not only on this event, but also for their daily dedication to the mission of Better Markets and their selfless commitment to the public interest.

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