Cicely LaMothe Named Deputy Director, Disclosure Operations, for the Division of Corporation Finance

Washington D.C., Feb. 14, 2023 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Cicely LaMothe was named Deputy Director, Disclosure Operations, for the Division of Corporation Finance, effective Feb. 12, 2023. Ms. LaMothe served as the Acting Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations since August 2022.

“Cicely has held a range of leadership roles within the Division of Corporation Finance, and I am pleased that she will continue her work as Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations,” said SEC Chair Gary Gensler. “I look forward to working with Cicely and her colleagues across the Division to help ensure that investors get the full, fair, and truthful disclosures they need to make informed investment decisions.”

“I am so delighted to announce that Cicely will serve as Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations,” said Erik Gerding, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. “She has built a long career in the Division as both an accountant and as a leader, earning the profound respect of staff and stakeholders. She represents what public service in the Commission means: talent, engagement, and commitment to both our purpose and our people.”

“For more than 20 years, I have worked with tremendously talented and dedicated professionals in the Division of Corporation Finance,” said Ms. LaMothe. “In assuming this new leadership role, I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to continue the critical work of the Division in service of the SEC’s mission with the support and expertise of my colleagues.”

Ms. LaMothe has held a variety of senior leadership roles in the Division of Corporation Finance since joining the Commission in 2002, including Program Director of the Disclosure Review Program, Associate Director of the Office of Assessment and Continuous Improvement, and Associate Director of Disclosure Operations. In 2020, Ms. LaMothe received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in recognition of her work on the SEC Diversity Council to support the Commission’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Before coming to the SEC, Ms. LaMothe worked for six years in the private sector, including as the financial reporting manager for a public company and as a senior associate with a national accounting firm. Ms. LaMothe earned her bachelor’s in accounting from Hampton University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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