Public Affairs Director Christi Harlan to Leave Commission, Join PCAOB Staff


Washington, D.C., April 1, 2003 -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson today announced that Christi Harlan will be leaving the SEC after 15 months as director of public affairs.

Harlan, 45, joined the SEC in January 2002 and worked with the Commission on announcements of significant new rules for public companies, including expansion of disclosure requirements, executives' certification of financial statements and the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Harlan will join the staff of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as public affairs director.

"Christi played an important role in helping inform the public during the most intensive period of rulemaking and enforcement activity in the Commission's history," Donaldson said. "I am pleased that she will continue that role as the new accounting board undertakes its vital work."

Prior to joining the Commission, she served as director of external affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as communications director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Harlan spent 20 years as a reporter, including six years at The Wall Street Journal.

Last modified: 4/1/2003