Elisse B. Walter

Public Governor

Retired

Governor Since 2014

Committees: Regulatory Policy Committee (Chair), Regulatory Operations Oversight Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee, Executive Committee

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Commissioner and Chairman (2008 – 2013)
  • FINRA/NASD (1996-2008)
    • Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Programs, FINRA (2006 – 2008)
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission – General Counsel (1994 – 1996)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Division of Corporation Finance – Deputy Director (1986 – 1994)
    • Office of General Counsel (1977 – 1986), Associate General Counsel (1984 – 1986)
  • Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn – Attorney (1974 – 1977)

Current Board Service and Affiliations

  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Director
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Director
  • National Women’s Law Center, Director
  • SEC Investor Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman

Education

  • B.A., Yale University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School