Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society Welcomes New Executive Director

The SEC Historical Society welcomes Jane Cobb as its new Executive Director. Cobb joins the Society from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a nonprofit policy organization where she most recently served as Senior Director of Public Policy & Strategic Operations. Prior to the CAQ, she spent five years as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Before arriving at the SEC, Cobb was the Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at FEMA prior to and in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. She served at FEMA after 12 years as professional committee staff and staff director in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cobb earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees at Vanderbilt University.

"I am delighted to lead the Society and continue growing the virtual museum and archive which has contributed so much to the understanding of our capital markets, their distinguished past, and ongoing role in the overall economic system," stated Cobb. "History to me is not a static phenomenon. It's important to understand what happened in the past, but also to bring it forward to reveal how and why it is relevant today and potentially tomorrow."

June 6, 2013 Jane Cobb and Kathryn Fulton

Permission for Use

The virtual museum and archive is copyrighted by the SEC Historical Society. The Society reserves the right to restrict access to or use of the museum by any user at any time.

Users are prohibited from sharing or downloading any material for publication or commercial purposes without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests for permission must be submitted by email and specify the material requested and for what purpose.

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