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- Gensler's policy director, Heather Slavkin Corzo, has worked for AFL-CIO, PRI and Americans for Financial Reform.
- Kevin Burris, former chair of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, will serve as primary liaison to Congress.
- Gensler, who was sworn in Saturday, announced two other senior advisors.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, who was sworn in Saturday, announced late Monday senior members of his staff who will advise him on matters before the commission.
“I am incredibly honored that these four individuals joined this team to work on behalf of American investors,” Gensler said in a statement.
As policy director, Heather Slavkin Corzo will lead a team of policy experts who will advise Gensler on SEC rulemakings.
Before joining the SEC, Corzo was the director of capital markets policy at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of labor unions; the head of U.S. policy at the Principles for Responsible Investment, a UN-supported sustainable investing advocacy group; and a senior fellow at Americans for Financial Reform, a lobbying group that supports stricter financial regulation.
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She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida.
Prashant Yerramalli, who has served as Commissioner Allison Herren Lee’s chief of staff since January while she was acting chair, will continue in that role.
Yerramalli will be a senior advisor to Gensler on all aspects of the agency’s mission, including enforcement, rulemaking, examinations and agency operations.
Yerramalli’s previous roles include serving in the office of former Commissioner Robert Jackson and in the Division of Enforcement.