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Published on July 20, 2022

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North American Securities Administrators Association to Present at National Whistleblower Day 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 19, 2022 — National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is excited to announce North American Securities Administrators Association will present on their Model Whistleblower Act on Thursday, July 28th, at 3:30 PM, as part of the Center’s National Whistleblower Day Celebration.

The panel, will be moderated by NASAA President-elect, Andrew Hartnett, and feature Francswai Grayson, John Cochran, and Emily Kisicki.

  • Andrew Hartnett, moderator, is the Deputy Administrator for Securities in the Iowa Insurance Division and President-elect of NASAA. Prior to that, Hartnett worked in privately practiced securities laws for several years before going on to serve as an Assistant Attorney General.
  • Francswai Grayson, currently serves as the Director of Communication and Outreach for the Division of Securities at the Utah Department of Commerce, where she is responsible for managing the Division’s written correspondence, public presentations, and investor education program. Previously, Grayson worked at the Division as Securities Compliance Examiner and a Securities Enforcement Legal analyst. In that role, Grayson drafted the Division’s complaints and reviewed public records access requests.
  • John Cochran, is the Commissioner of the Indiana Securities Division, which regulates the securities industry, loan brokers, collection agencies, franchises, and retirement communities. Prior to his appointment in 2021, Cochran was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives.
  • Emily Kisicki, is the Director of Policy for the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and a member of the NASAA’s Enforcements Publications, State legislation, and Investment Adviser Regulatory Policy project groups. Before that, Kisicki served as the Director of Examination and Enforcement for the Vermont Securities Division where she oversaw investment-adviser registrations, examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions.

“National Whistleblower Center is so honored and excited to have these influential leaders from NASAA joining us for National Whistleblower Day” said Executive Director Siri Nelson, “Model Laws help legislators make smart decisions and implement needed protections quickly, the panel promises to be incredibly interesting!”

National Whistleblower Day will include three days of programing, and best way to stay updated is to RSVP for the event. NWC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and this work is made possible by our generous donors. Please donate to support our annual celebration.

NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson is available for comment. For more information, contact NWC at

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