Ed Wegener is Senior Vice President and Midwest Regional Director for FINRA. In that role, he is responsible for leading the department of Member Regulation’s regulatory efforts for the region including its surveillance and examination programs. Mr. Wegener started with FINRA (fka NASD) in 1998. Since that time, he has lead or been involved in several significant fraud, sales practice and financial and operational examinations and investigations. He has served in a leadership role in a number of key strategic initiatives for the organization including the design and implementation of FINRA’s risk-based examination program. FINRA is responsible for regulating brokerage firms and licensed brokers doing business in the United States. The Midwest Region covers firms and individuals conducting securities business in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. FINRA’s Midwest Region is made up of approximately 130 surveillance and examination staff. Mr. Wegener is a graduate of Illinois State University and he has a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional designation from the FINRA Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wegener has completed the FINRA Leadership Program at the Wharton School and the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Meredith Cordisco, Esq.
Meredith Cordisco is Associate General Counsel with FINRA’s Office of General Counsel. In this capacity, she provides legal guidance on policy initiatives, rule changes and interpretations in various areas, including regarding new issues and spinning, private securities transactions and outside business activities. Before joining FINRA, Ms. Cordisco was counsel in the Securities Litigation and Enforcement group at WilmerHale, where she focused her practice on complex securities enforcement investigations. Ms. Cordisco received her B.S., summa cum laude, in International Business and French from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and her J.D., summa cum laude, and M.B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University. Following her studies, Ms. Cordisco clerked for the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.