The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Pamela C. Dyson has been appointed as the SEC’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) in charge of overseeing the agency’s information technology functions.
“Pam has been instrumental in our ongoing efforts to enhance the Commission’s information technology capabilities,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White. “I am confident she will provide the expertise, leadership, and vision necessary to further advance the Commission’s technology operations.
Ms. Dyson has served as Acting CIO since October 2014. She has held key positions in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) since she came to the Commission in 2010, including Deputy CIO.
“Pam is a strong and effective leader who will continue to provide a strategic vision on all major SEC information technology initiatives,” said Chief Operating Officer Jeff Heslop. “The OIT team as well as the entire Commission will benefit from her seamless transition to CIO.”
As Deputy CIO, Ms. Dyson oversaw the Commission’s information technology program and played a leading role in enhancing the SEC’s technological capabilities and the modernization of key service delivery platforms and business applications. Ms. Dyson supervised the agency’s big data and data management initiatives to make it easier for users to quickly search and access critical data from a centralized source, implemented strategies to advance information security, and enhanced critical infrastructure operations in support of the SEC’s mission.
Ms. Dyson said, “I am honored to serve as Chief Information Officer and I look forward to driving a technology strategy that supports the SEC’s mission. It is a privilege to be able to continue working with the many talented professionals at the SEC as we deliver innovative and effective solutions.”
The Office of Information Technology works with the Chair, Commissioners, and the agency’s divisions and offices to incorporate technology into SEC programs to serve investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and promote capital formation.
Ms. Dyson began her SEC career as Assistant Director for Enterprise Operations. In that capacity, she managed day-to-day operations such as IT infrastructure and all enterprise operations for the SEC’s headquarters and its 11 regional offices.
Before joining the SEC staff, Ms. Dyson was the Deputy CIO for the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility for its information technology program.
Ms. Dyson received her B.S. from the University of Maryland in College Park.