Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

“Ike” Hunt - Hall of Honor

Black white photo of Ike Hunt
Photo credit - University of Virginia Law Library

Recorded Thursday, June 13, 2024
4:00 - 5:30pm ET

The SEC Historical Society, in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary Leadership Series Celebration, announces the inaugural awardees for its Isaac C. Hunt Jr. Hall of Honor.

In 1962, "Ike" became one of the first African American attorneys at the SEC's Division of Investment Management, then called Corporate Regulation and served as an SEC Commissioner from 1996 to 2002. To learn more about Ike Hunt, visit the special museum exhibit.

The Hall of Honor in his name recognizes African Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the financial regulatory community both while at the SEC and elsewhere. Recognizing the awardees in conjunction with the federal Juneteenth holiday helps raise public awareness of African Americans' meaningful efforts in financial services while cementing the SEC Historical Society’s vital role as a guardian and promoter of the full history of the SEC.

You are invited to a virtual celebration with this year's honorees as they share their SEC career and personal highlights with Keir Gumbs, Principal, General Counsel at Edward Jones and SEC Historical Society Trustee.

2024 Honorees

  • Richard M. Humes
    Served as Associate General Counsel for the Litigation and Administration Practice for the SEC.
  • Aulana L. Peters (invited)
    Served as a SEC Commissioner from 1984 to 1988.
  • Paul F. Roye
    Served as Director of the Division of lnvestment Management for the SEC, where he worked for three SEC Chairman.
  • Erica Y. Williams
    Served 11 years at the SEC as Deputy Chief of Staff for three chairs.

The program is part of a larger annual initiative to recognize, honor and preserve the historical contributions of people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in the financial regulatory community.

To launch this initiative, a seed gift has been made by the Society’s VP of Development and Engagement Ron Long who is leading an effort to gather support for the Hall to honor future awardees. We encourage you to donate to support this special honor and the SEC Historical Society's mission.

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