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International corporate and securities legal expert Alan L. Beller becomes director of the SEC’s division of corporation finance, where he will lead efforts to enhance corporate disclosure and improve the efficiency of the registration process for securities issuers. He also will serve as senior counselor to the commission, a newly created position through which the SEC hopes to make maximum use of his diverse experience. ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2001-140.txt )

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) says on April 3 it will present “Internal Auditing and Outsourcing”—the last of three telephone seminars on auditing for bankers, auditors, examiners and consultants. Tape recordings of the earlier seminars, “Risk Assessment and Internal Controls” and “Work Papers and Audit Committee Reporting,” are available, as this one ultimately will be. Interested parties can obtain more information from the OCC at its Web site ( www.occ.treas.gov ) or by phone (800-775-7654).

Steven A. Kandarian, a former investment banker, becomes executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ( www.pbgc.gov/dolnews.htm )

The Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision gets a new director, James E. Gilleran, a former banking regulator. ( www.treas.gov/press/releases/po852.htm )

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