FISD Announces Jon Nietzell as 2022 Alternative Data Council Fellow; Thank You to Elizabeth Pritchard, Outgoing 2021 Fellow


Contact: Tracey Shumpert, FIA Vice President, Membership and Programming

FISD Names 2022 Alternative Data Council Fellow

WASHINGTON, DC (January 13, 2022) – FISD is very pleased to announce that Jon Neitzell will be FISD’s 2022 Alternative Data Council Fellow. Each year, the Alternative Data Council names a Fellow who is a recognized industry leader dedicated to facilitating the growth of the alternative data industry though alignment on voluntary standards. Throughout 2022, Jon will be working closely with Council on standards creation and adoption, and providing education on trends in alternative data. FISD would also like to thank outgoing 2021 Fellow Elizabeth Pritchard. Elizabeth’s contributions were critical to the Council’s growth during her tenure, and we wish her well in her new role as CEO of Bitvore. We are also very gratified that she has agreed to be part of the 2022 World Financial Information Conference Program Working Group.

Jonathan Neitzell

Elizabeth Pritchard

About FISD – FISD is the global forum of choice for industry participants to discuss, understand and facilitate the evolution of financial information for the key players in the value chain including consumer firms, third party groups and data providers. It is a dynamic environment in which members identify the trends that will shape the industry and create education opportunities and industry initiatives to address them. For more information, visit



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