January 01 2008
Revered Financial Services Pioneer Muriel Siebert Named to Operation HOPEâ€™s Northeastern Board
When Muriel Siebert established her firm in 1967, she became the first woman member of the NYSE. On May 1, 1975, the first day when members were permitted to negotiate commissions, Muriel Siebert and Co. became a discount brokerage firm. It is the only woman-owned NYSE brokerage firm with a national presence, with Ms. Siebert continuing to oversee the firm's day-to-day operations at its seven branches. The firm's Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC municipal affiliate, a leading minority firm, is ranked in the top 25 public finance firms in the country.
Ms. Siebert started her career as a $65 a week trainee in research at Bache & Co., and became an industry specialist (airlines/aerospace). She would later be named a partner at Finkle & Co., as well as at Brimberg & Co. She was born in
“I am proud to serve on the Northeast Board of Directors of Operation HOPE, which continually delivers on the promise of financial independence by providing access to and education about a host of services,” said Ms. Siebert.
Comprised of some of the nation’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists, the HOPE Board is made up of seven regional boards, a national board and global advisory board. Northeastern Board Chairman and President of the New York Banker’s Association, Michael Smith noted, "Muriel Siebert's stature in the financial services community and her commitment to financial literacy is well-established. Therefore, it is an honor to welcome her to the HOPE team."
A complete 2008 list of HOPE’s national Board may be viewed at www.operationhope.org