Pamela C. Dyson Named PCAOB Chief Information Officer
Acting CIO Evan Lee will resume his role as Deputy Director, Architecture and Engineering
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced the appointment of Pamela C. Dyson as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. As CIO, Ms. Dyson will serve as the Director of the PCAOB’s Office of Data, Security, and Technology (ODST), reporting to the PCAOB’s Chief Operating Officer. She will be primarily responsible for advising and assisting the Board on all aspects of technology, including the PCAOB’s strategy for enterprise information technology and data, change management, and process improvement initiatives.
Evan Lee, who was named Acting Chief Information Officer in July 2023, will resume his role as Deputy Director, Architecture and Engineering.
“The deployment of secure, best-in-class information technology is critical to the PCAOB’s work to protect investors and drive improvements in audit quality. Pamela joins the PCAOB with outstanding experience as a technology leader and will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams. “At the same time, we are grateful for Evan’s service and continued contributions to the team.”
“The PCAOB has made great progress in developing its technological capabilities in recent years,” said Ms. Dyson. “I am excited to work with my colleagues in ODST and across the organization as we build on that progress and advance our use of technology to innovate, collaborate, and execute our mission to protect investors.”
Ms. Dyson has more than thirty years of information technology (IT) experience, including leading large-scale transformations related to application development, infrastructure and operations, and cyber and data management. Before joining the PCAOB, she was Executive Vice President and CIO at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where as Head of the Technology Group, she was responsible for the strategic planning and management of the Bank’s IT. She also served on the Bank’s Executive Committee.
Prior to her tenure at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Ms. Dyson was the CIO and Director of the Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she managed all aspects of the Commission’s IT.
About the PCAOB
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.
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