Committees & Working Groups

IAA Committees and Working Groups

We encourage all members to participate in our Committees, Working Groups, and Forums. They – and their associated online communities – provide powerful venues for members with shared interests to discuss common challenges and form relationships with their professional peers. Just as important, the IAA’s policies and advocacy efforts are developed in partnership with its members, working through the groups detailed on this page – and member involvement is crucial to achieving the IAA’s mission.

To join an IAA Committee, Working Group or Forum – or to join an online community on the IAA Exchange – please contact or call (202) 293-4222.

Government Relations Committee

Committee Chair: Peter Tuz, Chase Investment Counsel Corporation
Committee Vice Chair: Laura Drynan, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC

The Government Relations Committee advises the IAA regarding legislative advocacy before the U.S. Congress, including both lobbying by the IAA and related grassroots advocacy by IAA members. The Committee also provides input regarding legislative issues analysis and prioritization. < more >

Business Practices Committee

Committee Chair: Jeff Schweon, Williams, Jones & Associates, LLC
Committee Vice Chair: Catherine C. Halberstadt, Osterweis Capital Management

The Business Practices Committee provides advice and support to the IAA in developing resources — outside the compliance/legal domain — to assist members in the operation and expansion of their businesses, and also serves as a forum for members to discuss business and operational matters. < more >

ESG Committee

Committee Chair: Heidi Hardin, MFS Investment Management
Committee Vice Chair: Carlotta King, Diamond Hill Capital Management

The ESG Committee helps guide the IAA’s advocacy efforts on sustainable, or ESG, investing, and develop industry positions on ESG-related regulatory proposals affecting investment advisers. The Committee also provides a forum for member consideration of ESG-related policy, regulatory, and compliance issues. < more >

Legal and Regulatory Committee

Committee Chair: Rana Wright, Harris Associates
Committee Vice Chair: Kevin Ehrlich, Western Asset Management Company

The Legal and Regulatory Committee assists IAA staff in developing industry positions on U.S. regulatory proposals affecting investment advisers and serves as a forum for IAA members to monitor and discuss regulatory developments, advocacy efforts, new rules, and other compliance-related issues. < more >

Private Equity Fund Advisers Committee

Committee Chair: Carla Vogel, Sycamore Partners
Committee Vice Chairs: Andrea Santoriello, J.P.Morgan Asset Management

The Private Equity Fund Advisers Committee provides a forum for IAA members — primarily legal and compliance personnel who manage private equity funds or private equity funds of funds — to discuss legal, regulatory, compliance, and operational issues, as well as industry best practices. < more >

International Committee

Committee Chair: Christine Morgan, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Committee Vice Chair: Tracy Soehle, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.

The International Committee focuses on regulatory developments affecting investment advisers and private funds around the world and plays an important role in supporting the IAA’s international regulatory advocacy efforts by providing input on IAA comment letters to non-U.S. governmental bodies. < more >

    on key issues

    See IAA Comment Letters and Statements to Regulators and Congress advocating for investment advisers


  • upcoming meetings
    and events

    Our up-to-date calendar of professional conferences and scheduled meetings for Committees and Working Groups


  • deep dives into
    hot topics

    Recordings of IAA Webinars are devoted to legal, regulatory, compliance and business issues