John Taft is a thought leader who affirms the importance of stewardship as a core principle for the financial services industry. Whether leading transformational change on diversity issues during his tenure at RBC, or serving as the chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in 2011, John understands the importance of responsible finance to improving the quality of life for all members of society. Always committed to his community, John has served a wide range of not-for-profit and public service organizations. He is the author of two books: Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). As the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert A. Taft, John comes from a distinguished family well-known for its commitment to integrity.
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