Meet The Team Behind The World’s Leading Blockchain Association

Perianne Boring

Founder & CEO

Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring is the Founder and CEO of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Working with policymakers, regulatory agencies and industry, the Chamber advocates for a pro-growth policy environment that fosters job creation, innovation, and investment.

Perianne was named one of “America’s Top 50 Women in Tech” by Forbes and one of the “10 Most Influential People in Blockchain” by CoinDesk. She appears regularly in the financial media to share insights on digital asset and blockchain innovations and public policy discussions. Prior to forming the Chamber, Perianne served as a television anchor for an international finance program that ran in more than 100 countries and reached over 650 million viewers. She began her career as a legislative analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives, advising on finance, economics, tax, and healthcare policy.

VP of Development

Tobin McComas

Tobin McComas serves as Vice President, Development & Member Services for the Chamber. Prior to joining, he spent three years with Openfinance, the first compliant trading platform for blockchain based securities. While there, he led the Business Development, Sales, and Marketing teams working closely with issuers, transfer agents, and otherecosystem participants. Between 2008 and 2017, he worked in the Institutional Equities space for CLSA Americas and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., covering asset managers in Boston, the UK, and US Midwest. Prior to his work in Capital Markets, he held several roles in Business Development, Sales, and Account Management with UnitedHealth Group and Cigna HealthCare. Tobin earned his BBA from the University of Kentucky in 1997, where he captained the varsity men’s soccer team his senior year. Further, he completed his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2006.

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Policy Director

Cody Carbone

Cody Carbone serves as Policy Director for the Chamber. Prior to joining, Cody spent six years in the office of public policy at Ernst & Young (EY), where he led federal government engagement and advocacy efforts on issues related to financial services and technology. Cody has also spent time serving as legislative staff in the US House of Representatives and US Senate, working directly for his hometown Representative Leonard Lance from New Jersey.

Cody received his Juris Doctorate (JD) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University where he served as President of the Student Bar Association. Cody also received his BS from the State University of New York at Cortland, where he was a member of the varsity men’s soccer team. Cody is admitted to the New York State Bar and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Blain Rethmeier

VP of Communications & Public Affairs

Annemarie Tierney

Annemarie Tierney

Senior Strategic Advisor

Shadan Azali

Shadan Azali

Director of Development

Marian Orr

Director of Member Services

Ethan Brady

Ethan Brady

Director of Marketing

Tom Mapes

Tom Mapes

Senior Policy Analyst

Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy

Member Services Associate

Robin Ross

Robin Ross

Policy Associate

Nicole Rankin

Creative Lead

Jack Goewey

Executive Assistant

Erik Bethel

Distinguished Fellow

Jordan Kruger

Jordan Kruger

Research Fellow

“We’ve come to look to the Chamber to bring real intelligence and clarity to the public discussion of blockchain technology.”

J. Christopher Giancarlo, 13th Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Board of Advisors

Paul Atkins

CEO, Patomak Global Partners

Chris Giancarlo

Chris Giancarlo

13th Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

George Gilder

George Gilder

Chairman, Gilder Publishing LLC

Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters

Founding Partner, Motive Partners

Rumi Morales

Rumi Morales

Head of Venture, Digital Currency Group

Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney

Co-Founder, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

James Newsome

James Newsome

Founding Partner,
Delta Strategy Group

James Robinson

James Robinson

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, RRE Ventures

Matthew Roszak

Matthew Roszak

Co-Founder, Bloq

Colleen Sullivan

Colleen Sullivan

Co-Head of Ventures, Brevan Howard

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Executive Chairman,
Blockchain Research Institute

David Treat

David Treat

Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture

Jason Weinstein

Jason Weinstein

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Mark Wetjen

Mark Wetjen

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2011-2015)

Don Wilson

Don Wilson

Founder and CEO, DRW