Gary Gensler, the new chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Monday tapped a labor-union investment official as his policy director, raising expectations that the agency will embrace progressive policy goals.
Mr. Gensler, who was sworn in on Saturday, picked Heather Slavkin Corzo for the top policy role in his office. The hire suggests Mr. Gensler will tackle issues such as stricter corporate disclosures related to climate-change risks and companies’ spending to influence politics.
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