The PRI congratulates Heather Slavkin Corzo on her new role as Policy Director at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Slavkin Corzo was appointed to the position yesterday by Chair Gary Gensler.

Heather Slavkin Corzo joined the PRI as Head of US Policy in 2018. In this capacity, Heather led the PRI’s US policy work, promoting responsible investing, incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors across the financial system, and protection of investors’ rights. During her time at the PRI, Heather pushed back against the previous administration’s policies at the Department of Labor and SEC that had a chilling effect on ESG integration and limited the ability of shareholders to exercise their rights in the proxy process. She also worked to educate policymakers on the potential financial impacts of ESG issues.

“We deeply appreciate Heather’s leadership on US policy matters to promote responsible investment and advance the ability of investors to integrate ESG factors into their investment decision-making. We wish her all the best in her new role as Policy Director for Chair Gensler, and look forward to her leadership at the SEC. She will be missed.” - Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI

Before joining the PRI, Corzo worked at the AFL-CIO, starting in2007 as a research analyst, as a Senior Legal and Policy Advisor from 2007 through 2014 and as the Director of the Office of Investment from 2014-2018. As Director of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment, Corzo fought to enable workers to have a voice in the capital markets by leading corporate governance shareholder initiatives and advocating for legislative and regulatory reform. Ms. Corzo is a member of the Advisory Group for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) project on Responsible Business Conduct in the Financial Sector. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Progressive Talent Pipeline, which works to attract, recruit, and train diverse progressive candidates to work in the federal government. She is a member of the Steering Committee of Americans for Financial Reform.