Ms. Dyson joined the SEC in 2010, progressing through several positions of increasing responsibility in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). She became CIO in February 2015 after serving as Acting CIO for several months. During her time as CIO, she delivered the SEC’s 2018-2020 IT Strategic Plan, established the SEC’s core cloud capability in Amazon Web Services as well as its ongoing governance, created the IT Strategy and Innovation program to lead the SEC’s digital transformation efforts, and worked to develop and support the ongoing agency-wide cyber uplift program.
“Pam’s leadership and experience have been critical to maintaining the information technology capabilities we need to fulfill our mission while ensuring we address ever-evolving cyber threats,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. “I thank her immensely for her service to the Commission and to America’s investors.”
“All of us at the Commission are deeply indebted to Pam for the hard work and dedication she has brought to her work as CIO,” said SEC Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Johnson. “We will continue to benefit from the important advances she brought to our technological systems and cybersecurity.”
“It has been an absolute honor to contribute to the important mission of this wonderful agency in its service to the citizens of America,” said Ms. Dyson. “I am equally grateful to have served alongside such a dedicated team of professionals across the Commission, and I am proud of the work we accomplished together.”
Ms. Dyson began her SEC career as Assistant Director for Enterprise Operations. In that capacity, she managed day-to-day operations such as IT infrastructure and all enterprise operations for the SEC’s headquarters and its 11 regional offices. Before joining the SEC staff, Ms. Dyson was the Deputy CIO for the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Ms. Dyson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park.
Upon Ms. Dyson’s departure, Charles Riddle, the SEC’s Chief Technology Officer, will become the Acting Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Riddle joined the SEC in 2016 from the U.S. Government Publishing Office, where he served as Chief Information Officer beginning in 2011. He worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2005 to 2011 in several positions relating to information technology including Chief Technology Officer at USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service. Prior to his government service, Mr. Riddle worked in the private sector at Booz Allen Hamilton and several organizations involved in telecommunications, including BetterWorld Telecom, Cable & Wireless, and NETtel Communications. He received his MBA from Johns Hopkins University and his BA from George Mason University.