Gary Gensler Names Initial Senior Staff Members
On April 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointments of SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s senior staff, who will be responsible for advising Gensler on matters before the SEC. Prashant Yerramalli, appointed as SEC’s Chief of Staff, will continue to serve the role, which he has held since January under Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. Heather Slavkin Corzo, appointed as Policy Director, will lead a team of policy experts who will advise Gensler on SEC rulemakings. Kevin Burris, appointed as Counselor to the Chair and Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, will serve as the SEC’s primary liaison to Members of Congress, other federal agencies and state governments. He is responsible for developing legislative strategy, coordinating Congressional testimony and responding to Congressional requests. Scott Schneider, appointed as Counselor to the Chair and Director of the Office of Public Affairs, will be Gensler’s principal advisor on communications, and will oversee media relations, digital strategy, speechwriting, public engagement and internal agency communications.