Rokita swears in new Securities Commissioner

Contact: Allison Fore


(Indianapolis) - In a ceremony held at the Indiana State House on Thursday, Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita swore in Chris Naylor, lead attorney for Rokita’s Prosecution Assistance Unit, who will become Indiana Securities Commissioner.

As Securities Commissioner, Naylor will lead the Indiana Securities Division, which plays a key role in oversight of the state’s securities and mortgage broker industries. As lead attorney for the Prosecution Assistance Unit of the Division, Naylor has worked on a number of high-profile securities fraud and mortgage fraud cases and contributed to the unit’s impressive 95 percent conviction rate. Naylor previously served as the Prosecuting Attorney for Jefferson and Switzerland Counties.  He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School and received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University. Naylor received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1998.

The current Securities Commissioner, O. Wayne Davis, is finishing his second round of service in the public sector, having served in several capacities with former Secretary of State Ed Simcox in addition to Rokita’s administration.

"I expect Prosecutor Naylor to use his skills and experience to serve Hoosiers during a time when our biggest personal investments--our homes, retirement plans and portfolios-- are at risk because of a shifting economy and even shiftier predators," said Rokita. "He is a dynamic leader, an experienced prosecutor, and unquestionably the right person to drive the Division forward at this time."

“I am deeply honored by Secretary Rokita’s appointment,” Naylor said.  “I look forward to advancing our efforts in the protection of individual investors across our State, and I will work to build on the momentum created by Commissioner Davis”