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Suzanne Shank, Spelman Board Trustee, Becomes President of Largest Black-Owned Investment Firm

October 2019

Spelman Trustee Suzanne ShankSpelman College Board of Trustees member Suzanne Shank has been named president and chief executive officer of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, which will be the largest minority-owned investment bank in the nation.

The new firm is a result of a merger between Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC and The Williams Capital Group, LP scheduled to be finalized in November. "By bringing together two first-class firms, we will accelerate our collective success and greatly enhance our ability to serve our clients using a strong capital base that is now significantly larger,” said Shank, chairwoman, CEO and co-founder of Siebert Cisneros Shank. The company has been a top-ranked lead manager of municipal bond transactions, the industry’s perennial leader among minority and women-owned firms and No. 2 among all firms as co-manager of municipal bond offerings.

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