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Rita M. Bolger

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant Director, Office of Credit Ratings
Washington, DC, USA


Rita Bolger is an Assistant Director in the Office of Credit Ratings (OCR).  In that role, she oversees OCR's monitoring function for credit rating agencies (CRAs) that are registered with the Commission as nationally registered statistical rating organizations (NRSROs), including outreach to NRSROs and their boards.  Ms. Bolger also provides direction and leadership for OCR’s cross border supervisory activities. She is Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' Committee 6 on Credit Rating Agencies, which focuses on cross border regulatory and policy matters and facilitating dialogue among regulators globally and the CRA industry.  

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Bolger worked in the private sector in senior legal, regulatory, risk and compliance positions, including as head of global regulatory affairs for a major CRA.  She is a graduate of Smith College and Tulane University’s School of Law.

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