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.”

SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said: “Commissioner Campos has worked tirelessly, both at home and abroad, for the protection of investors and the betterment of U.S. markets. At a time when international collaboration among securities regulators has been key to our enforcement and investor protection missions, Roel Campos has led the way.”

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