SEC’s Denver Regional Office Names New Acting Regional Director

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2008 (LAWFUEL) – Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox today named Donald M. Hoerl as the Acting Regional Director of the SEC’s Denver Regional Office.

The Regional Director position recently became vacant when George Curtis, the previous head of the Denver office, was appointed to a Deputy Director position in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. The Denver office conducts examination and enforcement activities in Colorado, North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming and New Mexico.

Mr. Hoerl currently serves as the Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the Denver Regional Office, a position he has held since 1997. He will continue to carry out the responsibilities of that position during his tenure as Acting Regional Director.

Mr. Hoerl said, “I am pleased that Chairman Cox has asked me to lead the Denver Regional Office until a permanent Regional Director is named. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and to be able to continue to work closely with the very talented staff in the Denver Regional Office.”

Mr. Hoerl began his career with the Commission in 1982 in the Denver office as a trial counsel. He has also served as District Administrator of the SEC’s Philadelphia office for four years, and as the District Administrator of the SEC’s Salt Lake office for six years. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Hoerl was an Assistant United States Attorney in Denver for more than five years. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his JD degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.

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