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Matt Well, Director of Public Affairs, to Leave the Commission


Washington, D.C., June 30, 2005 — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Matt Well, Director of the Office of Public Affairs, intends to leave the Commission next week to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Chairman William H. Donaldson said, “Matt has been an invaluable member of our team during an historic and challenging time in the Commission’s history. His strategic counsel and communications skills have been integral in furthering our mission at the Commission.”

In addition to serving as the agency’s principal spokesperson, Well was responsible for developing and executing internal and external communications programs, and providing strategic counsel to the Chairman and division heads.

Well is a veteran communications and public affairs strategist who previously served as the Director of Public Affairs and Field Operations for the American Tort Reform Association where he developed and executed national and state communications strategies. Prior to that, Well served as the Director of Issue Advocacy for the Republican Leadership Council and on the presidential campaign of Bob Dole.

Well holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas.



Modified: 06/30/2005