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Kimberly Garber Named Fort Worth District Office Associate District Administrator for Examinations


Washington, D.C., July 10, 2006 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the appointment of Kimberly Garber as an Associate District Administrator for Examinations in the Commission's Fort Worth District Office. In her new position, Ms. Garber will have overall responsibility for the Commission's examination program in a four-state area of the Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas), and will direct a staff of accountants and examiners that conducts inspections of broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies and transfer agents throughout the district. She replaces Hugh Wright, who retired in January.

Ms. Garber joined the Commission's Fort Worth Office as an examiner in 1992. She worked in that capacity for five years before leaving the Commission to work in the investment company industry, serving as a compliance officer for American Century Investments, AIM Investments and the Royce Funds. She returned to the Commission as a Branch Chief in early 2004 to help lead the Fort Worth Office's investment company and investment adviser examination program.

Lori A. Richards, Director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, said, "Kim brings energy and tenacity to the job. I'm so pleased that, along with the other professional examiners in the Fort Worth Office, she'll be on the beat in providing examination oversight of registered firms in the region."

Rose L. Romero, District Administrator for the Fort Worth District Office, said, "Kim has been a major force in the Fort Worth Office's efforts to protect investors. She will provide outstanding leadership to our team of examination professionals."

Ms. Garber added, "I've been fortunate to have worked closely with a number of very talented and dedicated staff members who have devoted many years to making the Fort Worth Office's examination program a success. It is my honor to be given the opportunity to further build and lead that program to continued success. In this role, I hope to leverage my 14 years of experience, both within the SEC's examination program as well as in the financial services industry, to help meet the Commission's objective of protecting the investing public and our financial markets."

Ms. Garber holds a B.A. in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Missouri.



Modified: 07/13/2006