Instructor Bio

Lynnne Egan

Lynne Egan is the Deputy Securities Commissioner for the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor (CSI.) Prior to serving as the Deputy Securities Commissioner, she was the bureau chief and an analyst for the Securities Division, positions she has occupied since 1994. Lynne earned an accounting degree from Carroll College, passed the uniform CPA exam, and prior to joining the Montana Securities Division worked as an income tax auditor for the Montana Department of Revenue. In addition to her public service, Lynne also worked in the private securities industry at D. A. Davidson & Co., a mid-size regional broker-dealer firm, from 1980-1990.

Lynne serves on numerous North American Securities Administrator’s Association (NASAA) committees, is currently the Chairperson for the NASAA State Legislation Committee, and has served as the Chairperson for the NASAA Committee on Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity and the Chairperson for the Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity Committee. Lynne is also a trustee for the Investor Protection Trust, a non-profit organization domiciled in Washington, DC, is a member of the Montana Family Education Oversight Committee (AchieveMontana), and is a past president of the Helena Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants. She received the first Themis Award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for her efforts in the pursuit of justice in a complex and substantial federal securities case. She has also been the recipient of two Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Performance and was recently the recipient of NASAA’s highest honor, the “Blue Sky Cube.”

Lynne has extensive training in broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation, is an expert in capital formation regulation, has extensive experience in the securities industry, and has testified as a damages and liability expert witness in dozens of securities cases. Lynne has testified before Congress on the topics of capital formation, fiduciary duty, investor protection and elder exploitation.

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