Kara Stein, who served as a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission from August 2013 to January 2019, has joined the board of directors of the Investors Exchange, IEX Group announced.

During her tenure at the SEC, Stein established a reputation as an advocate for transparency and investor protection. She also spoke frequently about the potential for technology to transform financial systems for the better.

Prior to her appointment as an SEC commissioner, Stein was the staff director of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Since departing the SEC, she has also joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Law as a distinguished policy fellow and the Center on Innovation at the University of California Hastings School of Law as a senior research fellow.