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Monday, February 06, 2006
Contact: Stacie Temple, (573) 526-5076
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Carnahan Taps Matt Kitzi for Missouri Securities Commissioner
Jefferson City, Missouri -– Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced today that she appointed Matt Kitzi as the new Commissioner of Securities for the State of Missouri. Kitzi had been serving as the Acting Commissioner of Securities for the past month.
Kitzi began working for the Secretary of State's office in January of 2005 as the Director of Corporations and Counsel to the Business Services Division. Before then, Kitzi worked in the Corporate Law and Public Law and Finance groups at the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City. While at Armstrong, Kitzi worked on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and issuances of securities instruments. Kitzi also served as a city attorney for several municipalities in the western half of the State.
While in Kansas City, Kitzi served on the boards of several nonprofit corporations, including Project AIM, Young Friends of Union Station and Kansas Citians United for Progress.
"I'm proud of the work the Securities Division has done over the past year to protect Missourians' retirement and life savings from investment fraud," said Carnahan. "Matt's experience will serve him well as the Commissioner of Securities, and I look forward to the division's continued success under his leadership."
A life-long Missourian, Kitzi earned a bachelor's degree in international business from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and a juris doctorate, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
"Over the past year, the Securities Division of the Secretary of State's office has been particularly aggressive in standing up for consumers by cracking down on individuals or firms who try to defraud Missourians out of their hard-earned money," said Kitzi. "I look forward to serving Missouri investors in this important role."