Rebecca Fender, CFA, is the director and project leader for the Future of Finance, a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. The project features significant research-based outputs including publications, events, media campaigns, tools, and other communication for financial executives, industry leaders, government agencies, financial regulators, CFA Institute societies and members, and the general public. Previously, Ms. Fender worked in the Education Division, developing conference agendas and recruiting speakers, including overseeing the flagship Annual Conference. Prior to joining CFA Institute, she was a vice president at BlackRock in New York and she worked at Cambridge Associates. She earned an AB in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.