North American Securities Administrators Association
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), founded in Kansas in 1919, is the oldest international investor protection organization. NASAA is an association of state securities administrators who are charged with the responsibility to protect consumers who purchase securities or investment advice. NASAA's membership consists of 67 administrators from the territories, districts, and states of the United States, from Mexico, and from the provinces of Canada.
In the United States, NASAA is the voice of state securities agencies responsible for efficient capital formation and grassroots investor protection. NASAA's fundamental mission is protecting consumers who purchase securities or investment advice, and its jurisdiction extends to a wide variety of issuers and intermediaries who offer and sell securities to the public.
Through the association, NASAA members participate in multi-state enforcement actions and information sharing. NASAA also coordinates and implements training programs and education seminars for state, district, provincial, and territorial securities agency staff. The Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam is written by NASAA and administered by FINRA.
Representative of the nature of its activities are its frequent warnings regarding investment fraud, its focus on the tax advantages of college plans, and its involvement in naked short selling litigation aimed at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation.
2014: Andrea Seidt, Ohio
2013: A. Heath Abshure, Arkansas
2012: Jack E. Herstein, Nebraska
2011:David S. Massey, North Carolina
2010:Denise Voigt Crawford, Texas
2009: Fred Joseph, Colorado
2008: Karen Tyler, North Dakota
2007: Joseph Borg, Alabama
2006: Patricia D. Struck, Wisconsin
2005: Franklin L. Widmann, New Jersey
2004: Ralph A. Lambiase, Connecticut
2003:Christine A. Bruenn, Maine
2002: Joseph Borg, Alabama
2001:Deborah R. Bortner, Washington
2000: Bradley W. Skolnik, Indiana
1999: Peter C. Hildreth, New Hampshire
1998: Denise Voigt Crawford, Texas
1997: Mark J. Griffin, Utah
1996: Dee Riddell Harris, Arizona
1995: Philip A. Feigin, Colorado
1994: Craig A. Goettsch, Iowa
1993: Barry Guthary, Massachusetts
1992: Lewis W. Brothers, Jr., Virginia
1991: Doug Mays, Kansas & John R. Perkins, Missouri
1990: Susan E. Bryant, Oklahoma
1989: John C. Baldwin, Utah
1988: James C. Meyer, Tennessee
1987: F. Daniel Bell, III, North Carolina
1986: Royce O. Griffin, Colorado
1985: H. Wayne Howell, Georgia
1984: Michael Unger, Massachusetts
1983: Richard D. Latham, Texas
1982: David Hart Wunder, Illinois
1981: Thomas L. Krebs, Alabama
For presidents prior to 1981, See Official website (below).