Elizabeth Block, Craig Goettsch and Tom Michlovic Re-elected to Serve as IPT Trustees for additional terms
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Securities Commissioner Chris Naylor is the newest trustee of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), a national nonprofit organization devoted to providing objective information needed by investors to make informed investment decisions.
IPT also re-elected three trustees to remain in their current positions: New York Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Block, Iowa Director of Investor Education and Consumer Outreach Craig Goettsch and Pennsylvania Securities Commissioner Tom Michlovic.
IPT President and CEO Don Blandin said: "IPT is very fortunate that Chris Naylor has accepted the position as a new trustee, as well as to have three of its existing trustees remain in place as active board members. Chris Naylor is an experienced professional with an extensive investor education and protection background. The Trust looks forward to another productive year of work and results in 2011."
Under the direction of Commissioner Naylor, the Indiana Securities Commission was one of the first states to participate in IPT's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program, an unprecedented effort to educate medical professionals about how to spot seniors who might be vulnerable to investment fraud due to mental impairment and how to refer them to securities regulators and adult protective services professionals.
Commenting on his new position, Chris Naylor said: "I look forward to playing an active role through my work with the Investor Protection Trust to define and deliver quality investor education that can be promoted by and through state securities regulators. Indiana already has been active in working with IPT and I want to build on that relationship. The IPT Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program is an excellent example of how Indiana and other states have worked together in innovative ways to deliver crucial information to potential securities fraud victims before it is too late."
Reappointed to his state post by Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in 2011, Indiana Securities Commissioner Chris Naylor oversees one of the Secretary of State's largest divisions. Naylor supervises the enforcement, registration, corporation finance, and investor education sections of the Indiana Securities Division, as well as the Prosecution Assistance Unit (PAU) - an arm of the division. Prior to his initial appointment as Securities Commissioner in October of 2007, Naylor served in the Securities Division as the lead attorney of the PAU.
Before joining the Indiana Securities Division, Naylor served as the elected prosecuting attorney for Jefferson and Switzerland Counties in Indiana from 2003 through 2006. A native of Madison, Indiana, Naylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University, a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University.
ABOUT INVESTOR PROTECTION TRUST
The Investor Protection Trust (http://www.investorprotection.org) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. The primary mission of IPT is to provide independent, objective information needed by investors to make informed investment decisions. Founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct, IPT serves as an independent source of unbiased and non-commercial investor education materials. The IPT provides investor education at both the state and national levels.
SOURCE Investor Protection Trust, Washington, D.C.