Women in Financial Markets is honored to announce our newest addition to the Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome Samantha DeZur, Head of Public Policy, Millennium Management.

Welcome Samantha!

Samantha DeZur will be joining Millennium Management in June as Head of Public Policy. Previously, Samantha served as Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Affairs & Capital Markets Policy within the US Government Affairs and Public Policy group at BlackRock. She focused on policy issues related to financial stability, CCP resilience, derivatives, equity market structure, fixed income market structure, crypto, and ’40 Act funds.


Prior to BlackRock, Samantha served as the Executive Director of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she led advocacy efforts on regulatory and legislative issues regarding market structure, asset management, and cross-border capital markets issues. Before joining the Chamber, Samantha worked in government relations team at the CME Group in Chicago, where she covered policy issues impacting the derivatives market at the state, federal, and international levels. Prior to CME Group, Samantha worked at various trade associations in Washington, DC advocating on fixed income and structured finance policy issues.


Samantha holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.