Chief of Staff Mark Radke to Leave Commission


Washington, DC, November 27, 2002 -- SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt announced today that Chief of Staff Mark Radke is leaving the SEC to return to the private sector. Radke, formerly a lawyer in private practice, joined the SEC in August, 2001.

"In his fifteen months as SEC Chief of Staff, Mark was integrally involved in shaping our responses to a series of unprecedented crises, including the September 11th terrorist attacks and the revelation of financial fraud at a number of significant public companies," Pitt said. "The millions of investors whose interests we serve have benefited greatly from Mark's dedicated service, as have I. He is a consummate lawyer and a wonderful counselor."

"It has been a privilege to play a role in the important work of this agency," Radke said. "And it has been an honor to work with a staff that is so talented and so dedicated to a critical mission - protecting investors and sustaining confidence in the markets."

Last modified: 11/27/2002