Richard C. Ferlauto
Richard Ferlauto is Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at Securities and Exchange Commission where he is responsible for promoting the interests of individual investors. He has worked on various aspects of Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform implementation and instituted a program of testing retail investor understanding of disclosure documents. He is a well-know commentator and corporate governance activist.
From 2002 until joining the SEC in 2010, Mr. Ferlauto served as the director of Corporate Governance and Pension Investment for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) where he was responsible for representing public employee interests in public retirement and benefit systems. AFSCME represents over 1.4 million public sector workers in 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico., which have more than $1 trillion dollars invested through 150 public pension systems.
Prior to joining AFSCME, Mr. Ferlauto was the Managing Director of Proxy Voter Services, a division Institutional Shareholder Services, which provides proxy advisory services to Taft-Hartley and public fund plan sponsors. Mr. Ferlauto also was a consultant with the AFL-CIO where he helped launch the Office of Investment and its corporate governance program.
Mr. Ferlauto worked for the Center for Policy Alternatives, a nonprofit public policy think tank, serving as Policy Director. He is co-author of two books: A New Housing Policy for America (Temple University Press) and Employer-Assisted Housing: A Benefit for the 1990s (Bureau of National Affairs). Mr. Ferlauto also has been a Chief of Staff in the New Jersey State Assembly and helped establish the American Affordable Housing Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University.