Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mary L. Schapiro Named SEC Chair By President-Elect Obama, Subject To Senate Confirm

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 FINRA

Related Materials Posted by SEC Historical Society:

November 2, 2005 oral histories interview:

October 20, 2005 Enforcement Remedies program, in which she was a panelist:

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