Shelly Luisi serves as Chief Risk Officer in the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.  In support of this mission, the Division seeks to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions, provides interpretive assistance to companies with respect to SEC rules and forms, and makes recommendations to the Commission regarding new rules and revisions to existing rules.  Ms. Luisi leads the Division’s Office of Risk and Strategy, which focuses on developing risk-based approaches to regulatory policies and practices.

Prior to joining the Division in 2015, Ms. Luisi served as Senior Associate Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant.  In that role, she was responsible for the agency’s interpretive, standard-setter oversight, and communications functions related to accounting principles applicable to SEC registrants. 

Prior to joining the agency in 2000, Ms. Luisi worked in public accounting as an auditor, as well as in industry as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Accounting and Information Systems of an SEC registrant.

Ms. Luisi earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Accountancy, both from Florida State University.  She is a CPA, licensed by the state of Georgia.


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