WASHINGTON — Dan Heimowitz went into public finance after his hometown suffered a major financial crisis. Decades later, he is at the helm of a self-regulator overseeing rulemaking for a brand new class of regulated firms and individuals in the municipal market.

Heimowitz, a managing director at RBC Capital Markets, is leading the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board through uncharted waters as it works to create new rules governing municipal advisors, an entire group of muni market professionals never before regulated. He has served on the board since 2011 and will depart when a new group is seated on Oct. 1 2014

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