SEC to reveal new accounting chief

US markets watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission, is expected to
name Conrad W. Hewitt as its new chief accountant.

Hewitt will fill a regulatory position that had been open since last fall. 

He is a certified public accountant and spent 33 years at Ernst & Young
up where he was managing partner in offices in Honolulu, the Pacific Northwest
and Northern California. He retired from the firm in 1995.

In the late 1990s he served as commissioner of California’s department of
financial institutions and superintendent of banking for the state.

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