Heather Seidel Named Associate Director in Division of Trading and Markets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Heather Seidel has been named an Associate Director in the Division of Trading and Markets.
In her new position, Ms. Seidel together with David Shillman will direct the Division's Office of Market Supervision, which has responsibility for matters including oversight of the stock and option markets.
"Heather brings a wealth of experience and insight to her new position," said Robert Cook, Director of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets. "Her leadership will be critical as we move forward with our agenda to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and continue our oversight of exchanges and alternative trading systems."
Ms. Seidel said, "I am honored to continue to work with my talented and dedicated colleagues in the Division of Trading and Markets and throughout the SEC in this new position. I look forward to supporting the SEC's mission to protect investors and the public interest, particularly during this time of significant change."
Ms. Seidel has served as Acting Associate Director in the Division of Trading and Markets since June 2010. She had previously served as an Assistant Director since 2007 and as a Senior Special Counsel from 2005 to 2007. She was an Attorney Fellow from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Seidel previously worked at the SEC from 1996 to 1999 in the Divisions of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets) and Investment Management. Ms. Seidel's other experience includes her work as an Associate and Vice President in the Law Division of Morgan, Stanley & Co. Incorporated from 2001 to 2003, and as an Associate at the law firm of Wilmer, Hale, and Dorr (formerly Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering) from 1999 to 2001.
Ms. Seidel received in 2006 the SEC's Jay Manning Award, which is given annually to an employee in the Division of Trading Markets who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to excellence in preserving fair and honest markets. Ms. Seidel earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 and her BS from the University of Connecticut in 1992.
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