WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2015 –The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the membership organization of state and provincial securities regulators, today named Joseph Brady as Executive Director.

“We are very pleased that Joey will be remaining at NASAA as our Executive Director. His NASAA experience, coupled with his state regulatory and private practice experience, give him a unique and valuable perspective on the issues facing NASAA. We are confident that he will hit the ground running as he guides the association through the coming years,” said William Beatty, NASAA President and Washington Securities Director.

Brady had been serving as NASAA’s Acting Executive Director, in addition to his duties as General Counsel, since the September 2014 departure of former Executive Director Russ Iuculano.

Brady joined NASAA in 2005 as Associate Counsel and was named General Counsel in 2011. In his role as General Counsel, he supervised the efforts of NASAA’s Legal Department in its support of all aspects of NASAA’s mission, including internal governance, member support, and external advocacy and outreach. He also served as a liaison to the NASAA Broker-Dealer Section, Corporation Finance Section and other committees. He has led several initiatives undertaken by NASAA to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act affecting the regulation of investment advisers and the development and implementation of NASAA’s Electronic Filing Depository system.

Prior to joining NASAA, Brady served as Chief Counsel to the Securities Division of the Mississippi Secretary of State. He is admitted to the bars of Mississippi and the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Southern Mississippi.

As Executive Director, Brady will work closely with NASAA leadership and members, industry and investor groups, other regulators and Capitol Hill lawmakers. He also will oversee NASAA’s day-to-day operations.

The oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, NASAA was founded in 1919 and is the voice of securities agencies responsible for grass-roots investor protection and efficient capital formation. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.

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