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Current SEC Commissioners

The Securities and Exchange Commission has five Commissioners who are appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate. Their terms last five years and are staggered so that one Commissioner's term ends on June 5 of each year. The Chairman and Commissioners may continue to serve approximately 18 months after terms expire if they are not replaced before then. To ensure that the Commission remains non-partisan, no more than three Commissioners may belong to the same political party. The President also designates one of the Commissioners as Chairman, the SEC's top executive. There are currently two vacancies on the Commission.

 

 

Chairman Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White
Chair
since 2013
Term exp. 2019
Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Kara M.
Stein

Commissioner
since 2013
Term exp. 2017
Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Michael S.
Piwowar

Commissioner
since 2013
Term exp. 2018

 

 * Historical Summary: Past Chairmen and Commissioners
 * Speeches By Chairman, Commissioners, and Commission Staff

 

 

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Modified: Sept. 17, 2013