Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has named an associate general counsel in her office as the state's next securities commissioner.
Carol Mihalik takes the place of Chris Naylor, who resigned last month to become assistant executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council. In her new position, Mihalik will lead the secretary of state's efforts to regulate state securities.
Mihalik joined the secretary of state's office in 2009 as associate general counsel primarily focused on complex securities litigation.
Two years ago, Mihalik served on behalf of the office as a deputy prosecutor for Sullivan County, assisting in obtaining a verdict against fraudster and minister Vaughn Reeves, who was convicted of pocketing millions of dollars that investors believed would be used to build churches.
Mihalik also served under two commissioners at the Indiana Department of Insurance and worked in the office of the Indiana attorney general.