Effective February 12, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Cicely LaMothe as Deputy Director, Disclosure Operations, for the Division of Corporation Finance. Since August 2022, Ms LaMothe has served as the interim Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations.
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Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, stated, “Cicely has held a variety of leadership positions within the Division of Corporation Finance, and I am pleased that she will continue her work as Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations.” “I look forward to collaborating with Cicely and her colleagues throughout the Division to ensure that investors receive the complete, fair, and truthful disclosures they require to make informed investment decisions.”
Director of the Division of Corporation Finance Erik Gerding exclaimed, “I am so pleased to announce that Cicely will serve as Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations.” “She has amassed a lengthy career in the division as both an accountant and a leader, garnering the utmost respect of employees and stakeholders. She exemplifies the meaning of public service in the Commission: talent, engagement, and dedication to both our mission and our people.
Ms LaMothe stated, “For more than two decades, I have collaborated with exceptionally talented and devoted professionals in the Division of Corporation Finance.” “I am honoured and humbled by the opportunity to continue the critical work of the division in support of the SEC’s mission with the support and expertise of my colleagues in this new leadership position.
Since joining the Commission in 2002, Ms LaMothe has held multiple positions of senior leadership in the Division of Corporation Finance, including Program Director of the Disclosure Review Program, Associate Director of the Office of Assessment and Continuous Improvement, and Associate Director of Disclosure Operations.
Ms LaMothe received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 2020 for her contributions to the SEC Diversity Council in support of the Commission’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Ms LaMothe worked in the private sector for six years prior to joining the SEC. She held positions as the manager of financial reporting for a public business and as a senior associate for a major accounting firm. Ms LaMothe is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hampton University