12/13/11: Commissioner Luis Aguilar was sworn in to a second SEC term by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey last week in a ceremony at SEC Headquarters in Washington. He was reappointed by President Obama on October 24, 2011 for a term that ends on June 5, 2015.
In what many observers believe to be a first for the SEC, Commissioner Aguilar invited the frontline staff to join him at his swearing-in ceremony. A large number of SEC staffers crowded into the Auditorium Foyer at Headquarters for the occasion.
“I am both honored and proud to have the opportunity to continue to serve as a Commissioner," Commissioner Aguilar noted this week. "Ultimately, I made the commitment to accept a second term because of the incredible work ahead and the imperative for the Commission to act. The need for the Commission to protect investors has never been more critical. I know that this is a view shared by the SEC staff. I am humbled that so many of the staff chose to attend my swearing-in ceremony, and I ask them to continue to be tireless advocates on behalf of investors.”
Commissioner Aguilar serves as sponsor of the SEC's Hispanic Employment Committee, the African American Council and the Caribbean American Heritage Committee.
"Commissioner Aguilar is a tireless advocate for investors and the nation is better for his service," Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman said after the swearing-in ceremony. "He is also a strong supporter of the men and women who work for the Commission. On behalf of the frontline staff at the SEC, I am pleased to congratulate him on his second term."