Law Professor Robert Jackson of the Columbia Law School was nominated by US President Donald Trump to take the open commissioner position for the Securities and Exchange Commission. The term for the said position will last until June 5, 2019.
Among Jacksonís credentials are serving as Columbiaís Program on Corporate Law and Policy director, Treasury Department senior advisor during the financial crisis, and helping Kenneth Feinberg in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Feinbergís job was to oversee the programís executive compensation.
Jackson also holds several academic degrees, including two bachelorís degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in finance from Wharton, another masterís from Harvardís Kennedy School of Government, and a law degree from Harvard.
The last remaining Democratic Commissioner is Kara Stein, whose term recently expired but was allowed to stay until her replacement was found. Jackson will take her place.
The White House has also nominated Republican Hester Pierce to fill one of the vacant commissionerís seats. Once the Senate confirms this nomination, Pierceís term will run until June 5, 2020. Pierce is expected to fill the seat formerly held by Luis Aguilar.
Katherine Brunnet McGuire is currently the chief of staff to Rep. Randy Hultgren. She has also been in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as a staff director under Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.