The SEC announced yesterday that John Nester, formerly the Director of the Office of Public Affairs, is retiring from the agency at the end of this month after nearly 25 years of SEC service. Since April, John has been helping the Office of the Chief Operating Officer prepare the SEC and its Staff for success in a post-pandemic environment. As Public Affairs Director from 2006 until April 2021, John helped modernized the SEC’s external and internal communications, which doubled the agency’s web traffic!
Earlier in his SEC career, John was a member of the SEC’s investor education office, where he conceived and helped organize a national financial literacy campaign backed by state securities regulators and nearly three dozen government agencies, public service organizations, industry associations, and educational groups. John received many awards throughout his SEC tenure, including the Distinguished Service Award, which is the Commission’s highest honor. We would like to congratulate John on his career and his contributions to the SEC’s mission.
– Liz Dunshee