SEC promotes legislative affairs director

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"Tim has a firm grasp of the legislative process and a deep appreciation for the role that Congress plays," said Mary Jo White, chairwoman of the SEC, in a statement released on Monday. "In the short time I have served as Chair of the Commission, I have benefited from his wise counsel and his broad knowledge of the securities laws."


White was sworn in to lead the SEC in April.

In the post, Henseler will be the top official in charge of providing assistance to congressional committees and staff. He will also weigh in on legislative issues and help to prepare testimony for SEC officials who testify before Congress.

Henseler was formerly the deputy director of the office and has been with the agency since 2003.

Before that, he spent two years in the office of Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinListen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home House Democrats poised to set a dangerous precedent with president’s tax returns The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — White House to 'temporarily reinstate' Acosta's press pass after judge issues order | Graham to take over Judiciary panel | Hand recount for Florida Senate race MORE (D-Mich.), during which time he worked on the congressional investigation into the former energy company Enron. He also was an associate in a Boston law firm and worked as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.