Joy Gaines Thompson Named Acting District Administrator of the SEC's Philadelphia District Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2002-73

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2002 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today named Joy Thompson Acting District Administrator of the Philadelphia District Office. The district administrator's position will become vacant upon the departure in mid-June of Ronald Long, who is returning to private practice.

Thompson joined the Commission's staff in July 1986 as an enforcement staff attorney in the Philadelphia Office. Since that time, she also has served the Commission in the positions of special counsel, enforcement branch chief, senior special counsel, assistant administrator for enforcement, and her current position of associate district administrator. For an eight-month period in 1993, Thompson also served as the acting regional administrator of the Philadelphia Office.

Prior to joining the Commission, Thompson completed a clerkship for the late William F. Hall Jr., U.S. Magistrate for the District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was an attorney-advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 1982 and her B.A. from Tufts University in May 1979.

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