Pamela A. Gibbs serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As head of the agency’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Ms. Gibbs provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure the SEC’s diversity and inclusion strategy advances the goals of the agency’s core mission—protecting investors. Under the direction of Ms. Gibbs, the SEC has developed strategic partnerships and alliances with diverse educational institutions, professional organizations, and community-based organizations, increased the utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the agency’s supply chain, and developed diversity standards for the more than 25,000 entities regulated by the SEC. In addition, the SEC has initiated an enhanced national outreach program to attract a diverse talent pool for current and future employment opportunities.
Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Gibbs served as the Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ms. Gibbs began her career at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division, enforcing. employment opportunity laws administered by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Later 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.