Michele Wilham is an Assistant Director in the Office of Credit Ratings (OCR) where she oversees the examinations of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) and collaborates with the Division of Enforcement regarding NRSRO matters. Michele chairs two of the IOSCO supervisory colleges for credit rating agencies (CRAs) which strive to promote information sharing, consultation, and cooperation in order to enhance risk assessment of internationally active CRAs and to support effective supervision of such CRAs. Prior to joining OCR, Michele led and participated in examinations of self-regulatory organizations (SROs) within the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Michele has collectively served for over 10 years at the Commission leading examinations of NRSROs and SROs.
Before joining the SEC, Michele was in private practice for several years. Michele earned her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she served as an editor for the ABA Administrative Law Review, and earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.