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Elisse Walter 2023 BOD
Board of Directors

Elisse Walter, JD

Board Director

Elisse served as Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2012-2013. She was appointed as a Commissioner by President George W. Bush and began her tenure on July 9, 2008. Before her appointment as an SEC Commissioner, Elisse served as Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Programs at FINRA. She held the same position at NASD before its consolidation with NYSE Member Regulation in 2007.

Elisse coordinated policy issues across FINRA and oversaw several departments, including Investment Company Regulation, Member Education and Training, Investor Education and Emerging Regulatory Issues. She also served on the Board of Directors of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Elisse graduated cum laude with a B.A. in mathematics from Yale University and earned her JD degree, also cum laude, from Harvard Law School.