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Gov. Corbett Makes Nomination to Penn State Board of Trustees

by on October 03, 2012 9:22 AM

Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday nominated Penn State alumna Kathleen Casey as a member of the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Before she can serve, Casey's nomination must be confirmed by the Pa. State Senate.

According to a press release, Casey graduated from Penn State in, 1988 and would later serve a five-year term as a commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, culminating in Aug. 2011. While at the SEC, Casey was the principal representative to various international boards and commissions including the G-20 Financial Stability Board and International Organization of Securities Commissions.

"Kathy's financial background, oversight experience and international perspective will make her an asset to Penn State's Board of Trustees,'' Corbett said. "I am proud to nominate someone of her caliber."

Casey, 46, of Arlington, Va., currently serves as a senior adviser for Patomak Global Partners, which, according to the release, "offers strategic advice on legislative and regulatory developments that impact corporate decision-making."

She was recently named Chair of the Alternative Investment Management Association.  Her current service includes serving as a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, a member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Advisory Council.

Prior to her tenure with the SEC, Casey served as staff director and counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. She is also the former chief of staff and legislative director for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Al), per the release. 

Casey earned her law degree in 1993 from George Mason School of Law.

A spokeswoman for Corbett said Casey is who the office is focused on right now and aside from the three cabinet members already appointed to the board, the governor has one more candidate to appoint to the board. 

There was no timeline given regarding an announcement of the final candidate or when Casey might be confirmed by the Senate. 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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