Tamara Salmon

Senior Associate Counsel
Investment Company Institute


Tamara K. Salmon is Associate General Counsel of the Investment Company Institute (ICI).  In her capacity with the ICI she handles a variety of state and federal legal and regulatory issues relating to mutual funds, 529 plans and 529A programs, broker-dealers, municipal advisors and investment advisers.  Her responsibilities at the Institute include being the staff person responsible for the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) Committee, the Chief Risk Officer Committee, the Compliance Advisory Committee, the Internal Audit Advisory Committee, the Risk Management  Advisory Committee, the 529 Plan Advisory Committee, and the Institute’s working groups on the ABLE Act, privacy, and principal underwriter issues.  In addition to her work with these Committees and groups, she provides support services to committees within the Operations Department including, among others, the Technology Committee, the Chief Information Security Officer Advisory Committee, and the Transfer Agent Advisory Committee.  She also serves as the Vice Chair of the National Business Coalition on E-Commerce and Privacy.

Prior to joining the Institute in 1993, she served as Assistant Director of the Florida Division of Securities.  In her eight years with the Division, she oversaw the Division’s registration and examination functions, filed and settled enforcement proceedings, testified frequently as an expert witness, drafted and analyzed statutory and rule changes, and handled various cabinet issues for Florida’s Comptroller.  Prior to joining the Division, she was an attorney with the Commerce Committee of the Florida House of Representatives, where her duties included drafting and analyzing legislation relating to the financial services industry.

She graduated magna cum laude from Salem Women’s College and magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Florida State University College of Law.  She is a member of the Florida, District of Columbia, and U.S. Supreme Court Bar Associations as well as of the American Bar Association.