On December 8, 2011, Luis A. Aguilar was sworn in to begin his second term as an SEC Commissioner. Commissioner Aguilar began his first term as a SEC Commissioner on July 31, 2008. In addition to serving as the primary sponsor of the first SEC Investor Advisory Committee, Commissioner Aguilar serves as the Commission's liaison to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA).
Commissioner Aguilar began his legal career as a staff attorney in the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office during his previous tenure at the SEC from April 1979 to January 1982. Prior to his appointment as a Commissioner in 2008, Aguilar worked as a partner in the Atlanta office of international law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as well as the general counsel, executive vice president, and corporate secretary of INVESCO. Commissioner Aguilar received his B.S. from Georgia Southern University in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. He also received a master of laws degree in taxation from Emory University in 1985.
Commissioner Aguilar's new term expires on June 5, 2015.