Michael Nicholas


Mike Nicholas is CEO of the Bond Dealers of America, the only DC based trade association representing securities dealers and banks focused on the U.S. fixed income markets.� In this role, Mike is responsible for all aspects of BDA leadership, growth, strategy and operations.� This includes federal lobbying and advocacy, marketing, communications, member relations and agenda development. Prior to the BDA, Mike spent ten years as Managing Director at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and Vice President at The Bond Market Association.� At SIFMA and the BMA, Mike directed all regional dealer capital markets activities while also managing a variety of other departments including the political action committee, issuer relations and member outreach. Prior to joining the BMA, Mike worked in the fixed income capital markets division at Morgan Keegan & Company in Memphis, Tennessee.� Prior to that, Mike served as the district field representative to former U.S. Representative Don Sundquist.� Mike is a graduate of The University of Memphis and has completed graduate work at Duke University.� Mike lives in Vienna, VA with his wife and three children.