January 26, 2024 - On Tuesday, the LSTA held its Annual Membership Meeting and voted in the 2024 Board of Directors. LSTA Executive Director Lee Shaiman kicked off the event with a review of the challenges that shaped the leveraged loan and CLO markets in 2023: macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty, drama in Washington, an extremely activist SEC and the final publication of LIBOR. While these challenges complicated the LSTA’s mission, they also strengthened its resolve. The LSTA continues to advance advocacy and education that protects the interests of its membership. The board is instrumental is executing on these efforts.  

Our agenda for 2024 includes a formal roll-out of the private credit/direct lending initiative that we launched last year. We will announce the formation of new committees focusing on issues and opportunities specific to the private credit market in the coming weeks.

The LSTA membership voted in five seasoned loan professionals that are new to the LSTA board. They include Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson (First Eagle), Mike Eilert (UBS), Jeremiah Lane (KKR), Seth Misshula (Invesco) and Todd Rothman (JPMorgan). Retiring from the board are Scott Baskind, Brett Nunziata, Chris Sheldon, Mark Sanofsky and Mike Weir. We thank them for their service and leadership! The full list of the 2024 LSTA board is available here.   


  • David Lerner, Shenkman Capital
  • Alex Stromberg, Barclays

Other Executive Committee Members

Vice Chair and Secretary: Carly Wilson, BlackRock
Financial Vice Chair: Alex Naboicheck, Bank of America
Vice Chairs at Large:

  • Wynne Comer, AGL Credit Management
  • Rachel Russell, Morgan Stanley
  • Tommy Wong, Oak Hill Advisors

Other Members

Mohamed Basma, Voya
Ralph Hinckley, Eaton Vance
Valerie Kritsberg, Blackstone
David Mechlin, Credit Suisse Asset Management
Gregory Robbins, Golub Capital
Matt Stanczuk, Carlyle
Fran Sutter, Citi
Charlie Towers, RBC
James Vanek, Apollo
Jeff Warren, Goldman Sachs
Kevin White, Wells Fargo

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Membership in the LSTA offers numerous benefits and opportunities. Chief among them is the opportunity to participate in the decision making process that ultimately establishes loan market standards, develops market practices, and influences the market’s direction.

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