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Olivier Girod Named SEC Deputy Director of Office of Support Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2015-255
Washington D.C., Nov. 12, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced Olivier Girod has been named Deputy Director of the Office of Support Operations (OSO). Mr. Girod will support building operations, records management, business management, security, and Freedom of Information Act services.

Mr. Girod joined the SEC in March 2014 as the Chief of the OSO’s building operations unit. Under his leadership, the SEC has pursued and implemented strategies to optimize the use of office space for its growing workforce. He has also been instrumental in managing construction and leasing projects, SEC facilities, printing, publishing, and mail operations.

“Olivier’s leadership and expertise in support operations make him uniquely qualified for the deputy director position,” OSO Director Barry Walters said. “He is the office’s ambassador to other SEC Divisions and Offices and will focus on building operations projects at SEC headquarters.”

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Girod served 10 years in various senior level positions at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, including Managing Director for Plant Operations.  Mr. Girod also previously served at The Washington Post Co., where he rose to Manager of Packaging and Distribution.

Mr. Girod earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, a college of the Paris Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University; and holds a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech. He has also completed executive training through Georgetown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Girod is a registered professional engineer.

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