Throughout her career, Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann has led strategic operations related to commercial and investment banking, regulatory policy and government. Under her leadership, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking & Securities has demonstrated a commitment to consumer protection and responsible innovation.
Since beginning her tenure in 2015, Wiessmann has advocated for cybersecurity, financial capability and executive leadership for women, as well as safe harbor for banks to serve state-compliant marijuana-related businesses. For the Governor's Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, she provides strategic oversight of a financial information exchange that coordinates efforts of more than 20 state government agencies.
Wiessmann served as chair of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) Non-Depository Supervisory Committee, is chair of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and is a member of eight other economic development, policy, and supervisory boards, including the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Public School Employees' Retirement System, and State Employees' Retirement System. She is currently board secretary of CSBS.
Before being appointed to her current role, Wiessmann served as deputy director of finance for the City of Philadelphia and as treasurer of Pennsylvania. During her private career, Wiessmann held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and she was a founding principal and president of Artemis Capital Group, the first women-owned investment banking firm on Wall Street. In addition, Wiessmann served as chairman of the board for Vantagepoint Funds Mutual Fund, and on the board of Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
In 2019, she received a lifetime achievement award as a Philadelphia Inquirer Influencer of Finance. She is a recipient of the Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers Law School, from which she earned a law degree, and is a graduate of Lafayette College.