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Steve Wassom 
Steven C. Wassom
Chief Regulatory Officer

Steve Wassom is the Chief Regulatory Officer at KSC after previously serving as Director of Finance and Administration from 1996 to 2011, and Chief Securities Regulatory Auditor from 1983 to 1996. He has served as Interim Securities Commissioner on two occasions between appointments of Commissioners in 1996 and 2010. Steve was in public practice with a national CPA firm in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas from 1976 to 1983. In 1974 and 1975, he was employed as a Business Manager / Controller for a private business and was an adjunct faculty member at a private liberal arts college.

Wassom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and has served on several KSCPA committees. Steve served as Chairman of the Non-Profit Debt Offerings Project Group for the Corporate Finance Section of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) during 2001 through 2004. He previously served on the NASAA Small Business Project Group, participated in organizing the Midwest Regional Review Program, and continues to be involved with various other NASAA activities and conferences. NASAA presented an Outstanding Service Award to him at the 85th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 29, 2002.

Steve obtained his bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in business, and his MBA in management from Kansas State University. He completed post-graduate coursework in accounting at Wichita State University and became a certified public accountant in 1978 and has maintained a permit to practice in Kansas since that time.

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Ryan Kriegshauser
General Counsel

Ryan Kriegshauser serves as General Counsel at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner.  Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Kriegshauser served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Legal Counsel and Policy.  He has also served on the Kansas Judicial Counsel’s Lien Law Advisory Committee, the State Rules and Regulation Board, was a member of the Kansas Bar Association’s Limited Liability Company Study Group, and was a voting member of the Kansas Governor’s Commission on Emergency Planning & Response (CEPR) Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Committee.

Before entering public service, Mr. Kriegshauser practiced law in Kansas City, primarily focusing in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities, and constitutional rights.  He was involved in the successful defense of various class action lawsuits and governmental regulatory actions.  Additionally, Mr. Kriegshauser has written scholarly articles on property rights and taught continuing legal education in Kansas.  Mr. Kriegshauser spent two years working in Washington, DC, both on and off Capitol Hill.

He holds a B.A. and a J.D., graduating from Georgetown University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is also an alumnus of the Fund for American Studies – Bryce Harlow Institute of Business-Government Affairs. He currently resides in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife Christie and two daughters Leah and Jacqueline.

Shannon Stone
Shannon Santschi
Director, Investor Education

Shannon Santschi serves as the Director of Investor Education at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner. She has served in this capacity since 2011, developing and promoting comprehensive financial literacy programming for Kansans of all ages, and overseeing the agency’s educational grant process.

Mrs. Santschi is a volunteer member of the NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) Investor Education Life Stages Project Group, a graduate of the Eisenhower Women's Leadership Series, and an active member of her church.

She is a graduate of Kansas State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Education.

Randy Mullikin
Randy Mullikin
Director of Compliance and Enforcement

Randy serves as the Director of Compliance and Enforcement and is responsible for the regulatory oversight of  broker-dealers and investment advisers in Kansas as well as supervision of administrative and criminal investigations of alleged violations of The Kansas Uniform Securities Act and Kansas Loan Brokers Act. Randy began his regulatory career with the Office of the Securities Commissioner in 1997 as an investigator on enforcement cases alleging fraud, unregistered securities and unregistered loan brokers. Randy has also served as Examiner for NASD from 2002 to 2005 assigned to the Boston District Office. In 2006, Randy rejoined the KSC office and became assistant Director of Compliance. From 2006 to 2011, Randy served as volunteer member of the NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) Investment Adviser Training Project Group. Prior to his regulatory career, Randy served for 20 years as a member of the Wichita Police Department, retiring in 1997 at the rank of sergeant.

Randy resides in Wichita with his wife Carol.

Randy is a graduate of Friends University with a bachelor's degree in history.