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August 25, 2021

Statement on SEC Chair Gensler’s Appointment of Barbara Roper as Senior Advisor

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Contact: Doug Walker at 202-618-6430 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.Dennis Kelleher, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, released the following statement on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler’s appointment of Consumer Federation of America investor protection director Barbara Roper as a senior advisor: 

“Chairman Gensler’s addition of Barbara Roper, an outstanding lifelong investor and consumer protection advocate, to his already impressive leadership team sends a clear message that the SEC is back in business.  This is just more evidence that Chair Gensler is returning the SEC to the gold standard of protecting Main Street families and the public interest.  This is great news for investors, consumers, the U.S. capital markets, and the American people.”


Better Markets is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again. Better Markets works with allies – including many in finance – to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. To learn more, visit

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