News Release

NASD Names New Government Affairs Team

Washington, D.C. — NASD today announced that it has named Casey M. Carter as its new Vice President for Government Relations and Scott Borchert as its new State Liaison.

Carter served as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Securities and Exchange Commission under Chairmen Arthur Levitt and Harvey Pitt, serving as liaison with Congress in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. She later founded Astor Advisors, a Chicago-based consulting firm advising financial services institutions on federal legislative and regulatory initiatives. Carter has also served in legislative affairs positions with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Resolution Trust Corporation, under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Carter succeeds Marcia Asquith, who was recently promoted to Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary.

Borchert will be responsible for working with state financial services regulators as well as coordinating with state regulatory umbrella organizations, such as the North American Securities Adminstrators Association (NASAA), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and other groups with a role in the regulation of financial products at the state level. Borchert replaces Chip Jones, who was recently promoted to Vice President for Member Relations. Borchert joins NASD after a 25-year career with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, where he served as director of both the enforcement and registration divisions.

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