LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) - CEO Mike Klowden today announced the appointment of Staci Warden as executive director of the Milken Institute's Washington-based Center for Financial Markets, effective April 22. Warden will also serve on the Institute's executive committee.
By bringing together the top minds in finance and policy, the Center promotes a deeper, more sophisticated understanding of markets and their role in facilitating economic growth and job creation.
"I'm delighted that Staci Warden is joining our fast-growing Institute," said Klowden. "Her global experience and passionate engagement make her the perfect choice to lead the efforts of our Center for Financial Markets to generate practical, nonpartisan solutions that will widen access to capital, improve the understanding and effectiveness of financial markets, and address the economic challenges of the day."
Warden's experience spans the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She comes to the Institute from J.P. Morgan Chase, where she began as a vice president in its government institutions group in New York and then moved to London as an executive director in its global public sector group. Warden was responsible for the central bank client franchise in Europe, Eurasia and Africa. She was also client executive to the European Financial Stability Facility and the European Commission.
Previously, Warden was a director of NASDAQ, senior advisor to the president of the Center for Global Development, an economist in the international debt office of the Treasury Department, and deputy director of the economic reform project at the Carnegie Endowment. She earlier worked as a development associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development.
"The Milken Institute is known for harnessing financial innovation to create practical solutions to global challenges, and I'm looking forward to being part of those efforts," said Warden. "I am thrilled to help leverage its outstanding platform to address the most pressing financial and economic policy priorities."
About the Milken Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.