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Chris Naylor '94 Appointed Indiana Securities Commissioner

October 6, 2007

Chris Naylor.jpgOctober 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Christopher W. Naylor, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the new Indiana Securities Commissioner. Naylor, who previously served as lead attorney for Secretary of State Todd Rokita's prosecution assistance unit, was sworn in by Rokita in a ceremony Thursday.

"I expect Prosecutor Naylor to use his skills and experience to serve Hoosiers during a time when our biggest personal investments -- our homes, retirement plans and portfolios -- are at risk because of a shifting economy and even shiftier predators," says Rokita. "He is a dynamic leader, an experienced prosecutor, and unquestionably the right person to drive the Division forward at this time."

As securities commissioner, Naylor will lead the Indiana Securities Division, which plays a key role in oversight of the state's securities and mortgage broker industries. In Rokita Naylor Swear-In.jpghis previous post, Naylor worked on a number of high-profile securities fraud and mortgage fraud cases. He previously served as the prosecuting attorney for Jefferson and Switzerland Counties. After graduating from DePauw as a Rector Scholar and Management Fellow with a degree in political science, he received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1998.

"I am deeply honored by Secretary Rokita's appointment," Naylor said. "I look forward to advancing our efforts in the protection of individual investors across our state, and I will work to build on the momentum created by [outgoing] Commissioner [O. Wayne] Davis."

The appointment is noted in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and at Inside Indiana Business.com.

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