Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association Appoints Maggie Sklar As Incoming Chairwoman of the Public Policy and Regulation Committee

Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association Appoints Maggie Sklar As Incoming Chairwoman of the Public Policy and Regulation Committee

Chicago, Illinois – January 6, 2022 – The Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association (“Global DCA”), a self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry, is pleased to announce that Maggie Sklar will take over leadership of the Public Policy and Regulation Committee on January 1, 2023. Prior to her role as Partner with Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Maggie served as Senior Policy Advisor and the Director of International Engagement, Financial Markets Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In addition, she was Senior Counsel to the CFTC Chairman, as well as serving in other roles at the CFTC, including as Deputy to the FSOC, as Senior Counsel to a Commissioner, Associate Director in the Office of International Affairs, Senior Counsel to LabCFTC, and as Special Counsel in the Division of Market Oversight. A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University, Maggie is also a founding member of the Association of Women in Cryptocurrency and has been involved with industry associations responding to digital asset developments and legislation.

“Maggie’s insight, expertise and understanding of global digital asset legal and regulatory policy, U.S. domestic policy and the evolving market structure is unparalleled. I am very excited to have such an amazing Chairwoman to lead our efforts to advance responsible innovation here at home and around the world,” said Gabriella Kusz, CEO of the Global DCA.

“I am honored to be named the new Chair, and first Chairwoman, of the Global DCA’s Public Policy and Regulation Committee,” said Maggie Sklar. “The Global DCA is committed to promoting responsible digital asset innovation, financial inclusion, and engagement with legislators, policymakers, thought leaders, and regulators in the United States and abroad. I look forward to continuing to develop these relationships and to build engagement in the digital assets space with the Global DCA.”

Maggie’s term follows the stewardship of attorney Michael Frisch of Croke, Fairchild, Morgan & Beres LLC. “Maggie has been a valuable contributor and thought leader at the committee last year, and I know she will continue the committee’s traditions of excellence, collaboration, and spirited debate,” said Frisch.

“The Global DCA public policy forum is one of the key pillars of our organization where our members regularly and openly discuss and create consensus on important policy and regulatory matters affecting the industry, and bring their expertise to guide our advocacy work. I want to recognize Michael for his leadership and exceptional commitment to this work during his tenure as the chair of the committee, and very much look forward to continuing our important mission under Maggie’s leadership this year,” said Renata Szkoda, Chair of Global DCA. 

The Public Policy and Regulation Committee (PPR Committee) functions to advance the Global DCA’s goal of reducing the ambiguity and complexity of the current legal and regulatory landscape for digital assets and cryptocurrency. PPR activities promote regulation which balances the need for innovation and advancement of the digital asset and cryptocurrency industry and technologies while protecting consumers and the public interest. The committee also acts as the central body through which the Global DCA crafts its policy positions, strategy and disseminates key news, happenings and flags aspects members and stakeholder firms should be aware of while navigating the complexity of the digital asset industry.

About Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association 

The Global DCA is a global self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry. It was established to guide the evolution of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity, and maximize economic opportunity for all participants. Its broad-based membership includes exchanges, proprietary trading firms, traders, investors, asset managers, brokerage firms, FCMs, custodians, decentralized technology organizations, banks, legal firms, audit firms, insurance professionals, academics, consultants, & media.

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