Program Manager, Professional Certification, FISD
Hope Wilkes is Program Manager, Professional Certification, Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of the SIIA. FISD is the global, neutral forum for the financial information industry with a diverse membership that includes major market data vendors, exchanges, technology providers, and the financial institutions that utilize financial data products. Hope’s role has her managing FISD’s two certification offerings: the Financial Information Associate (FISD FIA) and Data Licensing Specialist (FISD DLS) as well as working closely with members to identify major issues and opportunities to bring the financial information industry together to discuss and resolve those issues. FISD conducts regular membership events in North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Australia and hosts the biennial World Financial Information Conference (WFIC) — the premier global industry conference for financial information professionals. Hope is a current Evening MBA student at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus, a voracious reader, and an avid distance runner with three 50-mile finishes and nearly 20 marathons under her belt.