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SEC’s Bricker Officially Named Chief Accountant

Wesley Bricker will officially take over for James Schnurr as chief accountant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). On November 22, the SEC promoted Bricker moments after Schnurr announced he was stepping down from the position. Previously a deputy chief accountant, Bricker was Schnurr’s interim replacement while he recovered from a bicycling accident earlier this year. Schnurr’s resignation will allow him to focus on making a full recovery from his injuries.

Bricker’s permanent appointment to chief accountant marks another change for the SEC. Mary Jo White recently announced her resignation as SEC chair at the end of the Obama administration.