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. Schapiro's prior experience includes serving as an SEC commissioner, as well as serving as chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Links to further info can be found below.
The text of Obama's remarks
at the press conference was posted on the Transition website this afternoon, Schapiro's remarks
have also been posted, and here is the CNBC video of the press conference.
(photo courtesy FINRA)
Mary L. Schapiro, Biography posted on FINRAhttp://www.finra.org/AboutFINRA/Leadership/p009733
Related Materials Posted by SEC Historical Society:
November 2, 2005 oral histories interview: www.sechistorical.org/museum/oralhistories/interviews/schapiro.php
October 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