On July 20, the SEC named Kurt Gottschall Associate Regional Director of Enforcement in its Denver office. Gottschall began his SEC career in 2000 as a staff attorney and has since served as Branch Chief and Assistant Regional Director. Throughout his career, Gottschall has investigated or supervised numerous enforcement matters related to various securities law violations. The announcement notes several of Gottschall’s career highlights, which include pursuing fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze against promoters of a $30 million Ponzi scheme and a financial fraud case against six executives of an insurance agency franchisor and lender.