New Directors Named for Legislative, Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., January 8, 2002 Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey L. Pitt today announced the appointment of new directors for the SEC's legislative affairs office and public affairs office.
Casey Carter, who has been serving as acting director of the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, will now serve as director of the renamed Office of Legislative Affairs. Carter, 38, joined the SEC in 1999. She previously worked in legislative affairs at the Comptroller of the Currency and the Resolution Trust Corp. Carter also worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and as a Washington representative for an international bank.
Christi Harlan, former communications director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has been named director of the Office of Public Affairs, formerly known as the Office of Public Affairs, Policy Evaluation and Research. Harlan, 44, most recently served as director of external affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Prior to joining the Banking Committee staff, Harlan spent 20 years as a reporter, including six years at the Wall Street Journal.
"The Commission relies on good communications with Congress, with the public and with the news media to fulfill its responsibilities," Pitt said. "With these appointments, we are ensuring that our communications will be in the hands of experienced and talented staff."