SEC Names Acting Chief Risk Officer

The SEC named Julie A. Erhardt as Acting Chief Risk Officer (“CRO”). She will serve in this capacity until the SEC “completes its search” for a permanent CRO.

In her new role, Ms. Erhardt will coordinate “efforts to identify, monitor, and mitigate key risks across the Commission’s divisions and offices,” and will serve as an adviser on the “Commission’s operational risks and controls.”

Ms. Erhardt has been Deputy Chief Accountant at the SEC since 2004, working on issuer financial reporting to investors. Prior to joining the SEC, she was a partner in the former accounting firm Arthur Andersen.