Michael Piwowar, who served as Commissioner of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2013-2018 and was acting Chairman for the agency in 2017, has been named Executive Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets
Before serving on the SEC appointment, Piwowar was Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, where he played a key role in the development of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and the JOBS Act of 2012. Prior to his Senate duties, he was a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers for the George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations. Before working in Washington, Piwowar taught undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance and investments at Iowa State University.
"As a non-partisan think tank, the Milken Institute's talented staff and distinguished fellows are highly regarded for conducting programs and fostering policies to support the development of capital markets that broaden economic opportunity and financial inclusion," said Piwowar. "I am pleased to bring my experience from the SEC, the White House, Congress, and academia to lead the Institute's efforts in these areas."