Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Pamela Gibbs Named Director of SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Pamela A. Gibbs has been named the first Director of the SEC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, which was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act so that the federal financial regulators would each establish an office devoted to workforce diversity, the use of minority and women-owned service providers, and the assessment of the diversity policies and practices of the businesses each regulates.

Director Gibbs comes to the SEC from the CFTC, where she has served since October 2009 as the Director of its Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In that role, Ms. Gibbs was the principal advisor to the CFTC Chair on equal employment and diversity matters, and oversaw outreach and recruitment of minority and women’s groups. She also worked with the agency’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Human Resources to ensure fairness and consistency in the agency’s personnel policies and practices.

Prior to her service with the CFTC, Ms. Gibbs spent 18 years at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she started in 1991 as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division. She later was Acting Deputy Director for Program Operation in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and was Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit in the Employment Standards Administration from April 2006 to October 2009.