Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced last week he has accepted the resignation of Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack, effective immediately.
“On behalf of Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, I want to thank Commissioner Jack for his service to our administration and the citizens of Kansas. The Securities Office has made great strides during the last two years,” Governor Brownback said.
Prior to his appointment, Jack served in the Kansas Legislature from 2009 to 2011 and was the president of Heritage Consulting, based in Wichita.
“I have greatly appreciated the chance to serve on behalf of my fellow Kansans, but I have opportunities in the private sector that I intend to pursue,” Jack said. “It has been a privilege to serve in the Governor’s administration.”
The state’s Securities Commissioner is responsible for protecting and informing Kansas investors, to promote integrity and full disclosure by issuers and securities professionals, to investigate and prosecute fraud and to foster capital formation.
Governor Brownback has appointed Josh Ney as Interim Commissioner of the Commission. Prior to joining the Commission as a staff attorney in 2011, Ney served as First Assistant County Attorney in the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. He earned his juris doctor from Washburn University School of Law where he served on the Washburn Law Journal.
Ney will serve as Interim Commissioner until a permanent commissioner is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Kansas Senate.