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Faith Anderson is the Chief of Registration and Regulatory Affairs of the Securities Division of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. She supervises legal staff responsible for reviewing applications for registration in small public offerings, non-traded REITs, BDCs, oil and gas programs, bank holding companies, in-state municipal bond offerings, church bond offerings, rescission offers, business opportunity offerings, and franchise offerings. She oversees the processing of exemption filings and is experienced in issues concerning investment advisers and pooled investment vehicles. She is also responsible for reviewing requests for interpretive and no-action letters, promulgating policy and interpretive statements, amending the Division’s administrative rules, and reviewing and drafting legislation.
Ms. Anderson chairs the Small Business/Limited Offerings Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) and is a member of NASAA’s State Legislation Committee and Electronic Filing Depository Steering Committee. She has served as primary drafter on several NASAA comment letters on SEC rule proposals, has led NASAA’s project to create a coordinated multi-state review program for Reg. A+ offerings, and continues to provide input on the development of a nationwide electronic filing system for state securities filings.
Lynne Egan is the Deputy Securities Commissioner for the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI). Ms. Egan earned an accounting degree from Carroll College, passed the uniform CPA exam, and prior to joining the CSI worked as an income tax auditor. Ms. Egan also worked at D. A. Davidson & Co., a mid-size regional broker-dealer firm, from 1980-1990. Ms. Egan has held several leadership roles at the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA). Ms. Egan is currently the Chairperson for the NASAA State Legislation Committee, Vice-Chairperson for the NASAA Investor Education Section, and has served as the Chairperson for the NASAA Committee on Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity. Ms. Egan is also a trustee for the Investor Protection Trust. Ms. Egan has extensive training in broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation, is an expert in capital formation regulation, has extensive experience in the securities industry, and has testified as a damages and liability expert witness in dozens of securities cases. Ms. Egan has also testified before a Congressional committee on the topics of investor protection and empowering people to make informed investment decisions.
Jason Sterzer was appointed the Director of the Utah Division of Securities in 2021. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Interim Director of the Division of Securities for six months while also serving as the Director of the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. Previously, he served within the Division of Securities as a Securities Enforcement Legal Analyst and Securities Compliance Examiner. He is also an active member of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA). Mr. Sterzer graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Mr. Sterzer is married with three children and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.