The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Robert J. Keyes has been named Associate Regional Director and Chief of Regional Office Operations in the agency's New York Regional Office.

In the newly created position, the SEC said that Keyes will assist the regional director and other regional senior officers in managing the office's enforcement and examination caseload.

As chief operations officer, he will also oversee various operational aspects of the New York office, including budgeting, case closings, collections and distributions, and handling of the many tips, complaints and referrals the office receives each year.

Additionally, he will supervise the assistant regional directors for the office's enforcement accountants and enforcement investigators.