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Lacey Dingman, Chief Human Capital Officer and Director of Human Resources, to Leave SEC


Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Lacey Dingman, the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR), will leave the agency at the end of September.

As CHCO since 2012, Ms. Dingman has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, which involved OHR realizing many significant accomplishments, including:

  • Enhancement of the SEC's hiring processes and practices to ensure the placement of the right candidates in the right jobs, including decreasing the time-to-hire to an average of less than 90 days to meet critical staffing needs.
  • Enrichment of the employee experience,as evidenced by results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey where the SEC was recognized twice by the Partnership for Public Service as the most improved Agency and moved up an impressive 14 positions to rank #5 among comparable agencies in 2017.
  • Expansion of the SEC's training and development offering for all employees, including a full complement of continuing professional education and certifications for the SEC's professional staff and enhanced opportunities for new, current, and emerging leaders – with McKinsey & Co. recognizing these efforts as a best practice for training the Senior Executive Service.
  • Modernization of OHR's structure, policies, processes, and customer-service model, including implementing advanced technologies to automate OHR services. 
  • Reforming the agency's talent management approach to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive culture. As a result of this work the SEC has been acknowledged for its work in supporting equality.

"Lacey has made an enormous contribution to the SEC, enacting a variety of important reforms to the agency's human capital management over the last six years," said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. "Lacey's leadership of our Office of Human Resources has been exemplary and, as a result of her efforts, the Commission is better positioned to fulfill our critical mission."

"I want to express my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the work in OHR and of me personally over the years.  Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is," said Ms. Dingman. "I am so honored to have been a leader in this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it continues to make strides in the area of human capital."

Ms. Dingman has earned several awards for her service, including the Chair's Award for Distinguished Leadership and Vision, in 2016, in recognition of achievements in developing strong teams and inspiring collaboration with internal colleagues, as well as with outside organizations. Before joining the SEC, she worked for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association. Ms. Dingman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

With Ms. Dingman's departure, James “Jamey” McNamara will serve as the Acting Chief Human Capital Officer.

Mr. McNamara has served as Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer since July 2014. Prior to joining the Office of Human Resources, Mr. McNamara was the Managing Executive for the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets. He earlier served in several leadership roles in the SEC's Office of Financial Management and Division of Trading and Markets. Mr. McNamara began his federal career at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he held positions in human resources management and budget formulation in Justice Department's Civil Division. Mr. McNamara received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.


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