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For Immediate Release | Contact: Jeff Emerson (202-226-1490); David Popp (202) 226-2467

January 25, 2013

Chairman Hensarling Names Policy Staff Leads
for Financial Services Committee

WASHINGTON -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling today announced the team of policy staffers who will help him lead the committee during the 113th Congress.

“We are fortunate to have a talented group who will work with members to develop and implement our policy agenda.  Their expertise and knowledge will be critical as our committee works to revive America’s struggling economy and offer common sense solutions that help consumers and hard-working taxpayers,” said Chairman Hensarling.

Uttam Dhillon – Chief Oversight Counsel

Dhillon returns to Washington after serving for the past three years as a partner with Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl in Dallas.  Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Dhillon was the Majority Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security in 2003 and Senior Investigative Counsel for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee in the late 1990s.  From 1990 to 1997, Dhillon was the Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, where he worked on investigations of violent gangs and narcotics trafficking organizations.

Kevin Edgar – Senior Counsel, Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee

Edgar serves as Senior Counsel for the Committee on Financial Services.  He joined the Committee staff in January 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of securities and capital markets policy.  Before joining the Committee staff, Edgar served as Associate Director for Government Relations at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  He worked at the New York Stock Exchange from 1997 to 2006, ultimately rising to the position of Senior Counsel.   

Clinton Jones – Senior Counsel, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee

Jones serves as staff leader for all issues under the portfolio of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.  Since 2008, Jones has served in various capacities for the Committee including Republican General Counsel and Parliamentarian during the 111th Congress.  He began his congressional career as Counsel to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs in 1993.

Ed Skala – Policy Director

Skala previously served as a senior member of the Housing and Insurance team for the Committee on Financial Services.  He joined the Committee staff in 2011 after spending four years as the policy director in Chairman Hensarling’s personal office.  He began his congressional career as a legislative assistant to House Majority Leader Dick Armey in 1998.

Beth Zorc – Senior Counsel, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee

Zorc comes to the Financial Services Committee from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where she served as Counsel since April 2011. Prior to that, Zorc was an associate in the financial services practice group at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington, DC.

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