Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2011 – SEC Commissioner Kathleen L. Casey announced that she is leaving the agency today, having completed her five-year term on June 5 of this year.
Commissioner Casey was sworn in on July 17, 2006, and has been a staunch advocate of the agency’s mission to protect investors, facilitate capital formation, and ensure transparent, efficient, and competitive capital markets. During her tenure on the Commission, she was actively engaged on international matters, particularly in her capacity as chair of IOSCO’s Technical Committee and as the SEC’s representative to the Financial Stability Board.
“I feel fortunate to have served on the Commission during such a critical time and alongside such talented, hardworking and dedicated professionals,” said Commissioner Casey.
Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Casey spent 13 years on Capitol Hill, ultimately serving as Staff Director and Counsel of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. She earned her law degree at George Mason University School of Law in 1993, and received her BA in International Politics from Pennsylvania State University in 1988.