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Chyhe Becker Named Assistant Chief Economist in SEC Office of Economic Analysis


Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2008 - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the appointment of Chyhe K. Becker as an Assistant Chief Economist in the Office of Economic Analysis.

Ms. Becker, who will join the SEC staff on March 3, will oversee the Office of Litigation Support and manage the Commission's economic analysis conducted in support of the SEC's enforcement program.

"Chyhe is an exceptionally talented and dedicated economist," said James Overdahl, SEC Chief Economist. "She brings a wealth of experience to the agency and I am confident that under her leadership, the Commission's enforcement program will benefit from thoughtful, well-executed economic analyses."

Ms. Becker brings more than 14 years of experience in economic and litigation consulting to her new position. Prior to joining the Commission staff, Ms. Becker served as a Principal at Chicago Partners, LLC. Her experience includes time at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte and Touche LLP, and Andersen LLP. Ms. Becker received a Ph.D. and MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and a B.A. with honors from Yale University.

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Modified: 02/06/2008