Pershing Executive Joins NJ SEEDS Board

Newark, NJ—February 14, 2013—New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit organization that changes children’s lives through access to education, announced that Claire Santaniello, Chief Administrative Officer at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, has joined its Board of Trustees.

“With the leadership of our tremendously dedicated Board, New Jersey SEEDS has spent two decades providing exceptional educational opportunities to low-income students,” says Ronni Denes, President of SEEDS. “Claire Santaniello is an excellent addition to this group. Her excitement and energy for SEEDS’ mission and our scholars is palpable. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Claire and her colleagues at Pershing in the coming years.”

In addition to serving as Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Santaniello is a Managing Director and member of the Executive and Finance Committees at Pershing. She has leadership responsibility for Corporate Services, inclusive of Compliance, Customer Information Control and Surveillance, General Services and Facilities Management, Global Security, the Quality Management Office, Operational Risk and Control, People Services, Tax Reporting and Depository Balancing and administrative responsibility for Internal Audit.

Ms. Santaniello joined Pershing in 1991 as a member of the first training program within an online trading division and transferred to Pershing’s Compliance and Risk Management Department in 1997. She was named chief compliance officer in May 2003, and assumed responsibility for global compliance in 2005. In this role, she served on the BNYMellon Risk and Compliance Operating Committee and the BNY Mellon Compliance, Information and Operational Risk Executive Committee.

Ms. Santaniello earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Muhlenberg College. She has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by SIFMA, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is presently a member of Pershing’s Assets and Liability Committee, Suspicious Activity Review and Oversight Committee, Credit Committee and Possession and Control/Financial Reporting Steering Committee. She is also a member of the BNY Mellon Chief Administrative Officer Roundtable. Ms. Santaniello is a member of the NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Membership Committee and FINRA Market Regulation Committee.

For additional information, or to receive a high-resolution headshot of Ms. Santaniello, please contact Theresa Murray at [email protected] or at (862) 227-9145.

About New Jersey SEEDS

Since its inception 20 years ago, NJ SEEDS has provided educational access for highly motivated, low-income students and created a viable path for them to achieve their full potential. SEEDS strives for a world in which young people’s initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socioeconomic status. To date, nearly 2,000 scholars have benefitted from its programs. For more information, visit