Don Runkle is the Director of Consulting Services at Freeman Mathis & Gary, and heads up a staff of trained professionals to mitigate litigation and regulatory risks.
Mr. Runkle has been an active leader in the industry, having been recently elected to the FINRA District 7 Committee for a second term. He has also served on the FINRA Regulatory Advisory Committee, as well as the FINRA Membership Committee, the SIFMA Compliance and Regulatory Policy Committee, the FSI Compliance Council, and the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society’s Regional Firms Committee. Previous industry involvement also includes the FINRA Compliance Resources and Education Committee, the FINRA Books and Records Task Force, the NASD Licensing and Registrations Council, the SIFMA Self-Regulations and Supervisory Practices Committee, the SIFMA State Regulation and Legislation Committee, and the IAFP Compliance Advisory Council.
Mr. Runkle has obtained numerous industry licenses, including the Series 7, 24, 53, 4, 63, 65, and the Florida Life and Health insurance license. He also completed the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in 2004, and he has been a FINRA arbitrator since 1998.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Runkle was the Chief Compliance Officer for Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., in St. Petersburg, Florida, and has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry.