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James McNamara Promoted to SEC Chief Human Capital Officer; Kenneth Johnson Quoted

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James McNamara, acting chief human capital officer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is assuming the role on a full time basis. McNamara will drive the sustainment of the agency’s workforce, oversee policies and human resource efforts in employee development, recruitment, retention and leadership under his new role, SEC said Thursday.

Prior to his promotion, McNamara handled budget and human resources management under the Department of Justice’s civil division and served as a managing executive for trading and markets at SEC.

“With Jamey’s deep knowledge of human capital management, understanding and concern for the needs of SEC employees, and strong business acumen, he is the right choice to lead the agency’s human capital initiatives,” said Kenneth Johnson, COO at SEC.

McNamara is also a graduate of Brown University and a recipient of SEC’s Leading for the Future Award in 2016.