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Lawson names Mihalik Indiana securities commissioner

November 8, 2013
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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.

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  • Mihalik a good choice
    Carol Mihalik has a good reputation, despite what the cabal of naysayers attacking this appointment might shamelessly lead one to believe, and I (a Democrat who represents clients before both the DOI and the Securities Division) am confident she will serve the State well.
  • Odd
    An odd selection indeed. Notice her extensive private practice experience.
  • What do you expect from a Daniels stooge?
    I agree Paul! But what else can we expect from a Daniels lackey like Lawson! Other than you, Gary Welsh, and Christine Scales I can think of no other real republicans in Indiana! Scales, Welsh, and Ogden! The true Savior's of the Hoosier State!
  • What is Lawson thinkng?
    I have seen some bone headed appointments but Lawson's appointment of Mihalik is beyond dumb! But seeing as Lawson was appointed to her post by Mitch Daniels I am not shocked! Thanks to the RINO Daniels we had the wreckage left at FSSA thanks to Mitch Roob, the Disaster Area that is DWD courtsey of Ron Stiver, Theresa Voors, and Scott Sanders. Oh and dont forget Jim Atterholts mess at IURC! Why Mike Pence doesn't kick these Daniels retreads and Indianapolis has beens to the curb is inexcusable! Wake up Mike and send these losers along with the IG David Thomas to the street!
  • Department of Insurance
    X, while Carol Cutter is deceased, there are about 100 former and current employees of DOI who could would have gladly provided background on Mihalik that would have shown she was not suited for any management position, much less Securities Commissioner. Apparently the Secretary of State chose not to talk to any of them.
  • difficult...
    Probably would have been difficult to talk to Carol Cutter, considering she is deceased.
  • Check Out Backgrounds
    I wish Secretary Lawson would have done a more thorough background check on Mihalik. If she talked to people at the Department of Insurance and Attorney General's Office where she used to work they would have alerted her to issues she should have considered. A good one to have talked to would have been former DOI Commissioner Carol Cutter who knew Mihalik quite well and who as promised allegedly pushed Mihalik out the door her first day on the job at DOI. It never ceases to amaze me how little background investigation is done when high level supervisors are hired in government.

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