Brownback appoints Kansas Securities Commissioner

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today the nomination of Joshua Ney as Kansas Securities Commissioner.

Ney currently serves as the interim Securities Commissioner.  He joined the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner in 2011 as a Special Assistant Attorney General and Policy Staff Attorney.

“The combination of Josh’s leadership skill and prosecutorial experience as an attorney makes him an excellent choice to lead the Office of the Securities Commissioner,” said Governor Brownback.  “I am glad to welcome him to our team.”

Ney’s previous experience includes serving on the Kansas Human Rights Commission and as First Assistant County Attorney in Jefferson County, Kansas.  His history of public service includes working as county counselor in Jefferson County and as city attorney for the city of Linwood.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College in Minnesota and his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Washburn School of Law.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the people of Kansas,” Ney said. “I look forward to continuing to advance our mission of protecting and informing Kansas investors.”

The appointment will require confirmation by the Kansas Senate.

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