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Alumna Powalski takes really new job at SEC

Lynn M. Powalski '84 has a new job — so new that nobody's ever held it before. She's the first person named Deputy Director of the Office of Collections and Distributions at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

Her newly created position is in a brand new office at the SEC; she reports to Richard J. D'Anna, the first person named director of the Office Collections and Distributions. They were both appointed by SEC Chair Christopher Cox, and will be responsible for overseeing the distribution of more than $45 billion the agency has recovered from defrauded investors.

A political science major at HWS, she earned her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, and has been on the staff of the agency's Division of Enforcement. She previously worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Attorney's office in Alexandria, Va.

A story about the new office and its leaders was included in the Saturday, Feb. 2 edition of MondoVisione; read it here.