James W. Barratt, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, has been elected as the 2009-10 president of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Historical Society. The position will take effect on June 1, 2009.
“I am honored to be elected to lead the SEC Historical Society,” said Mr. Barratt, who serves in A&M’s Dispute Analysis & Forensic Services division. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and volunteer leaders to continue to advance the Society’s mission, particularly this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the SEC as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of the SEC Historical Society.”
The SEC Historical Society preserves and shares the history of the SEC and the securities industry through a virtual museum and archive of primary historic materials. Below is a picture from the museum’s archives of the Commissioners of the SEC in 1939-1940.