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Bismarck, ND - Karen Tyler, North Dakota's Securities Commissioner, has been appointed to Chair the Investor Education Section Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Tyler was appointed by NASAA's President, Christine Bruenn, who also serves as the Securities Commissioner for the State of Maine. NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. The membership consists of 66 state, provincial and territorial securities regulators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.

Tyler will oversee initiatives involving Affinity Based Outreach, Ethnic Based Outreach, Investor Education Coordination, Online Trading Awareness and Youth Outreach. The Committee membership includes a cross-section of securities regulators from across North America. Securities regulators are continually striving to raise the level of financial literacy in their jurisdictions, stated Tyler. An improved level of financial literacy results in educated consumers making good personal financial decisions. I am privileged to be directing this mission for NASAA, concluded Tyler.

Tyler was appointed by Governor John Hoeven as North Dakota's Securities Commissioner in September of 2001. Prior to assuming her position, she worked for 14 years in the banking and brokerage sectors of the financial services industry.

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