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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2004


DFI's Patricia Struck Elected to Lead International Securities Group

(Madison) Patricia Struck, Administrator of the Division of Securities with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, has been chosen as president-elect of the North American Securities Administrators Association. She will take office in October and will succeed to the presidency in September 2005.

Struck has been with DFI since its formation in 1996 and has been the securities administrator since that time. The Division of Securities is responsible for administration of the Wisconsin securities law, and the agency regulates more than 1,800 licensed broker dealer firms and nearly 200 licensed investment advisers. DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann said, "Patty Struck has been an asset to the Department of Financial Institutions and it is an honor for the State of Wisconsin to have a representative at the head of this international organization."

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. It is a voluntary group whose members include 66 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. In the U.S., NASAA is the voice of the 50 state securities agencies responsible for efficient capital formation and grass-roots investor protection.