Mary Schapiro, the 29th Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, was the featured speaker at the Brodsky Family Northwestern Fund Lecture on November 9. Video of Schapiro's lecture is now available for viewing.
Schapiro is the first woman to serve as the agency’s chair and was appointed to her position by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2009.
Since her appointment, Schapiro has sought to restore investor confidence and refocus the agency on its core mission of protecting investors. She aims to do this by reinvigorating a financial regulatory system to better protect investors, vigorously enforcing the rules, and strengthening the SEC’s commitment to transparency, accountability and disclosure.
Prior to becoming the SEC’s chairman, she was CEO of the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the U.S. public, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
The Brodsky Family Northwestern JD-MBA Fund was established by William and Joan Brodsky to honor their children, Northwestern graduates Michael B. Brodsky JD-MBA '94, Stephen A. Brodsky JD-MBA '97, Jonathan P. Brodsky JD-MBA '00, Elizabeth Klein Brodsky MBA '96, and Aleta Margolis MSEd '91. The Fund supports the joint JD-MBA program offered by Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management.
This address is presented by the Brodsky Family Northwestern JD-MBA Fund and is jointly sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management.