The SEC has announced new appointments to the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, as well to the Division of Trading and Markets.

On July 25, the SEC announced that Daniel Gregus has been named National Associate Director of the Clearance and Settlement examination program in the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). Gregus has successfully led this program in an acting role since October 2016.

Gregus, a 25-year veteran of the agency, has served as the Associate Regional Director for the Broker-Dealer Examination Program in the SEC’s Chicago office since June 2015 and will continue in that role while formally assuming this additional leadership position in OCIE. He began his SEC career in the Enforcement Division in Chicago in 1993 and was later named Assistant Regional Director for Enforcement prior to joining the broker-dealer examination program in Chicago in 2007.   

Division of Trading and Markets

Additionally, the SEC on July 25 announced that Elizabeth Baird and Christian Sabella have been named Deputy Directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.  

Baird joins the SEC from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she was a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and served as a leading adviser to businesses and investors in the fixed income, equities, and options markets. 

Sabella has been an Associate Director in the division's Office of Clearance and Settlement since 2015, and played a key role in the development, implementation and oversight of financial market infrastructure policy initiatives, including standards for systemically important clearing agencies and shortening the standard settlement cycle. He joined the SEC in 2011 as a branch chief in the division's Office of Derivatives Policy and Trading Practices and later served as counsel to the director of the Division of Trading and Markets.