SEC Commissioner Peirce to speak on campus

Hon. Hester M. Peirce

The Grove City College School of Business will welcome Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce to campus next week to meet with students, faculty and alumni working in the financial services industry.

Peirce is one of five commissioners that oversees the SEC, which has broad authority over all aspects of the securities industry and is charged with protecting investors; maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation.

She will meet with students, faculty, and alumni before a public “fireside chat” with College President Paul J. McNulty at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in Sticht Lecture Hall in the Staley Hall of Arts and Letters on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our business majors and students from all disciplines to hear about the important and consequential work that Commissioner Peirce and others at the SEC do to ensure that the free enterprise system endures and functions in service of human flourishing,” said Michelle McFeaters ’88, ’02, dean of the School of Business. “We’re excited to offer students the chance to connect and learn from this dedicated public servant.”

Peirce was appointed SEC commissioner in 2018 by President Donald J. Trump. Prior to that, she conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; was senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; served as counsel for SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins; was a staff attorney for the commission’s Division of Investment Management; and was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, now WilmerHale.

SEC Commissioner Peirce to speak on campus

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