Mary L. Schapiro Named SEC Chair By President-elect Obama, Subject To Senate Confirm
Dec. 18, 2008
At a press conference earlier today, President-elect Barack Obama named Mary L. Schapiro, currently chief executive officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as his pick for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her appointment is still subject to Senate confirmation. Shapiro's experience includes serving as an SEC commissioner, as well as serving as chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
UPDATE: The text of Obama's remarks at the press conference has been posted on the Transition website, and here is the CNBC video of the press conference. Additional information can be found at the links below.
(photo courtesy FINRA)
Mary L. Schapiro, Biography posted on FINRA
Mary L. Schapiro, Related Materials Posted by SEC Historical Society:
Nov. 2, 2005 oral histories interview: www.sechistorical.org/museum/oralhistories/interviews/schapiro.php
Oct. 20, 2005 Enforcement Remedies program, in which she was a panelist: www.sechistorical.org/museum/programs/programs2005.php
Photos in www.sechistorical.org/museum/photos/photos2000.php