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DCCA Names Ty Nohara as Hawaii Commissioner of Securities

April 2, 2015, 3:14 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 3:16 PM
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Ty Nohara has been named as the state’s commissioner of securities by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Director, Catherine P. Awakuni Colón.  Nohara will assume her new position Thursday, April 16.

As commissioner, she will be responsible for securities compliance and enforcement, and investor education.  Nohara will also head the department’s Business Registration Division, which oversees corporate filings and new business registrations.

Nohara previously served the DCCA for 10 years, overseeing the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of cases involving the violation of securities laws. Colón commented that she is “extremely pleased” at Nohara’s return.

“Her previous experience at the department, along with her expertise in the area of securities law and enforcement, are a tremendous benefit for Hawaii consumers,” said Colón.

“I am excited to return to DCCA to lead the securities division, expand the department’s investor education program, and make business registration more efficient,” said Nohara. “I look forward to using my regulatory and enforcement experience to protect investors from fraud, along with promoting a healthy business environment in Hawaii.”


Nohara most recently worked as chief compliance officer at Cadinha & Co., LLC., where she developed and maintained a program to comply with federal and state securities laws.  During her previous years at the DCCA, Nohara also worked with the commissioner of securities on state and federal legislative initiatives.



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