Kimberly Unger has served as the Executive Director of the Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) since July 1996 and as President of The STANY Foundation since 1999. In 2011, she was named Chief Executive Officer of STANY.
Prior to joining STANY, Kim worked as a litigation attorney. She began her career in private practice and worked as an associate in the litigation departments of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker and Kelly Drye and Warren before moving to in-house positions within the securities industry. During the early part of her career, Kim focused on defense side product liability and general commercial litigation. She was a member of the legal departments of several Wall Street firms including Drexel Burnham Lambert; Prudential; and Gruntal & Co. Immediately prior to joining STANY, she worked as a Senior Regional Attorney and member of the management team in the NASD's District 10 office.
Kim is admitted to the New York State and Federal bars, and has held NASD Series 7 and 63 registrations. Kim received her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law, cum laude, where she served on both The Law Review and Moot Court Board, and a BS in Economics from Rosemont College, (in conjunction with the Villanova School of Commerce and Finance) cum laude. Kim is also an ordained minister, having graduated for The New Seminary in 1996. In her free time, Kim enjoys graphic design and was graduated from the Shillington School in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Church Management degree at Villanova University School of Business.
Kim has served on the Wings Over Wall Street Executive Committee of MDA since 2010 and received MDA's Michael Beier Award for distinguished service in 2014. Kim has been involved with fund-raising for over 40 different charities and was honored by Traders Magazine with its Wall Street Women 2015 Charitable Works Award and by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) with its New Star Award in 2017.