Gary Brouse, ICCR and Mary Schapiro, SEC. SEC Open Meeting, 2011. Photo by William Michael Cunningham. We note, with more than a little regret, Mary Schapiro's exit from the Securities and Exchange Commission. How her departure will impact the Dodd/Frank Section 342 initiative and Crowdfunding is unclear. She was in a tough and thankless job. In her favor, she did save the Agency. The question is, save it for what? Will it take the more aggressive stance required to repair the financial system? It seemed to be moving in that direction . My concerns with the Agency are well known , but Ms. Schapiro was cordial and professional every time I met her. I thank her for her service and wish her well.