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Pamela A. Gibbs

United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
Washington, DC, USA


Pamela A. Gibbs joined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January 2012 as the inaugural Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI).   Created by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, OMWI is responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities at the SEC.  As Director for OMWI, Ms. Gibbs is responsible for developing standards to ensure diversity and inclusion at all levels of the SEC workforce and increasing the participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in SEC programs and contracts.   She is also responsible for developing standards to assess the diversity policies and practices of the entities regulated by the SEC.  Under the direction of Ms. Gibbs, OMWI has developed strategic partnerships and alliances with diverse educational institutions, professional organizations, and community-based organizations.  OMWI also has initiated an enhanced national outreach program to attract a diverse talent pool for current and future SEC employment opportunities. 

Prior to joining the agency, Ms. Gibbs served as the Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where she was responsible for developing and coordinating initiatives to attract a diverse workforce, overseeing the implementation of the Commission’s Federal EEO administrative complaint process, and initiating internal policy and guidance to ensure an inclusive workplace.  Ms. Gibbs began her career at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, as a trial attorney enforcing Government contractor affirmative action obligations for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Also during her tenure at the Department of Labor, she represented the agency on internal employment discrimination and labor relations matters primarily before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit System Protections Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority.  Ms. Gibbs is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center.

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