Daniel S. Kahl has been named acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Examinations division.
The move becomes effective Aug. 14, following the departure of Director Peter B. Driscoll, the SEC said Wednesday.
The SEC did not immediately respond to questions about Mr. Driscoll's future plans.
Mr. Kahl joined the SEC in 2001 and has served as a deputy director of the Examinations division since 2018 and as its chief counsel since 2016.
The SEC did not announce a deputy director replacement nor did it immediately respond to an inquiry about the role.
"Dan is an accomplished and respected leader at the SEC, and I look forward to working closely with him," SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said in a news release. "I also thank Pete for his many valuable contributions to the SEC over his nearly two-decade career with the agency. I wish him the best of luck going forward."
Mr. Driscoll led the Examinations division and its predecessor Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations since January 2017. "I am incredibly humbled to have had the opportunity to work alongside the talented staff of the division in our mission to protect investors and maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets," Mr. Driscoll said in the release.