SEC Alert! Erin E. Schneider, the Director of the San Francisco Regional Office since 2019, is leaving the agency after more than 17 years of service. Monique C. Winkler will become the office’s Acting Regional Director.


Ms. Schneider has been overseeing examinations and investigations into a broad range of SEC registrants and issuers as well as spearheading local initiatives across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Earlier in her SEC tenure, she served in the Asset Management Unit as an Assistant Director and then Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the San Francisco office. She began as an enforcement staff attorney in 2005. Ms. Schneider received the SEC’s Ellen Ross Award in 2011 and the Chairman’s Award for the Protection of Main Street Investors in 2020.

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