Roel C. Campos, a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2002 and the first Hispanic to work in such a role, will be leaving the SEC in a month’s time to return to the private sector.

The SEC noted that Campos served during “one of the busiest and most productive periods in the history of the SEC” and called him “a fierce advocate for investors [who] fought for the elimination of conflicts, enhanced issuer disclosure, improved corporate governance and greater shareholder rights with respect to the election of directors.”

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