GREELEY, COLO. — Harvey Pitt, longtime JBS USA advisory board member and former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, died on May 30 at the age of 78.

“We send our deepest condolences to his wife Saree, his four children, and his extended family and friends around the world,” said Andre Nogueira, former JBS USA chief executive officer and current advisory board member. “Harvey was a trusted partner, and I leaned heavily on his wisdom and advice. He will be greatly missed.”

Harvey served as the 26th chairman of the SEC as well as the SEC’s general counsel from 1975 to 1978. Harvey founded Kalorama Partners, a global business consulting firm, serving as CEO of the business and its law firm affiliate, Kalorama Legal Services.

In 2017, Harvey joined the JBS USA advisory board, where he provided counsel on compliance, corporate governance, risk management and other strategic business guidance.

“Harvey was and will remain an icon in the securities realm, stewarding the markets through some of the most turbulent times in US history,” said Wesley Batista Filho, JBS USA CEO. “It was an honor to have someone of his caliber and talent work alongside our company for the past six years. We are a better company because of Harvey.”

funeral service was held June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC.