VSCPA member Carl Hoecker, CPA/CFF, CFE, has been named Inspector General of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
"I am deeply honored to have been selected for this position,” Hoecker said. “The SEC has an extremely important mission and I look forward to working with the Commissioners, the SEC staff, and the SEC stakeholders as I carry out my responsibilities under the Inspectors General Act.”
Hoecker previously served as inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police. He also served as a vice chair on the VSCPA Board of Directors for the 2012–2013 membership year, but resigned when he accepted his position with the SEC. He was an at-large Board member in 2010–2011 and 2011–2012.
In his new job, Hoecker will issue reports and conduct audits, investigations and inspections to detect waste, fraud and abuse.
“Carl has demonstrated ability in conducting complex investigations,” SEC Chairman Elisse Walter said. “He has more than 30 years of federal law enforcement experience and is well qualified to serve as the SEC’s Inspector General.”
Hoecker had worked for the Capitol Police since 2006 and spent the 10 years prior at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he started as a special agent and later served as Deputy Assistant Inspector General. Before working at the Treasury Department, he worked as a criminal investigator at the U.S. Information Agency, as a military policeman with the U.S. Army and as a special agent for the Army Criminal Investigations Command.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Governors State University (GSU) and his master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California (USC). He chairs the Investigations Committee of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
Hoecker replaces David Kotz as inspector general. Jon Rymer, the inspector general for the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), had served as the SEC’s interim inspector general since May 2012.