Diane Blizzard is an associate director in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, where she leads a team responsible for developing policy recommendations and rule changes under the federal securities laws affecting investment companies and investment advisers. She rejoined the Commission in 2007 as an attorney fellow in the Office of Regulatory Policy, and later served as senior adviser to former Division Director Buddy Donohue and as managing executive of the Division before assuming her current duties in 2012. From 1995-2002, Diane was associate counsel with ICI Mutual Insurance Company.  Before that, she held various positions in the Division including as a staff attorney in the Office of Disclosure and Adviser Regulation; as a member of the special task force that produced the 1992 staff report, Protecting Investors: A Half Century of Investment Company Regulation; and as assistant director of the Office of Regulatory Policy. She began her legal career as an associate at Crowell & Moring.
Diane graduated from Georgetown University Law Center (JD, cum laude) and Duke University (BA, cum laude), and is a member of the Maryland bar.