Alumna Takes a Seat on SEC Commission

Posted: July 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kathleen L. Casey, JD ’93, was sworn in on July 17 as the 88th Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner by Chairman Christopher Cox. Casey was appointed by President George W. Bush earlier this year.

Cox said, “We are enormously fortunate to have Kathleen Casey joining us. As the staff director of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs for the past three and a half years, Kathleen brings to us an invaluable wealth of experience. She is strongly committed to safeguarding the interests of investors and to maintaining the health of the securities markets on which capital formation, and our nation’s economic health, depend.”

Prior to this appointment, Casey spent 13 years on Capitol Hill. In her most recent position, she was primarily responsible for guiding the chairman’s and committee’s consideration of, and action on, issues affecting economic and monetary policy, international trade and finance, banking, securities and insurance regulation, transit and housing policy, money laundering and terror finance.

From 1996 to 2003, Casey served as legislative director and chief of staff for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). As legislative director, Casey was instrumental in the drafting and passage of several laws. In her capacity as chief of staff, she acted as key advisor on all policy and political matters.

From 1994 to 1996, Casey served as staff director of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, Senate Banking Committee. Casey also served Sen. Shelby as legislative assistant from 1993 to 1994.

Casey was born in Tripoli, Libya. A member of the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia bars, she received her BA in international politics from Pennsylvania State University in 1988.

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