SEC Appoints Nathaniel H. Benjamin as Director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Inclusion

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it Nathaniel H. Benjamin was appointed director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Integration (OMWI). Benjamin will join OMWI from American Corpswhere he serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

“I welcome Nate to the SEC as Director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Inclusion. “Nate brings deep experience to the Bureau, having led a variety of workforce development and employee engagement programs over two decades in public service,” he said SEC Chairman Gary Gensler and thank you Allison Wise, OMWI deputy directorsince October 2023, he has been acting as the director of the Office.

Benjamin joined in American Corps from the Department of Education, where he was deputy director for human capital and worked as a change strategist and executive leader of the agency’s operational functions. He also served as managing director of the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program and led the agency’s program Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Benjamin previously served as the company’s chief human capital officer and deputy chief human capital officer Management Office and Budget, where he led human capital strategy, employee development and engagement initiatives, and the diversity and inclusion plan. He was also deputy HR specialist for T Family offices at the US Department of Statewhere he led the civil service staff of three offices supporting its arms control and international security missions.

Above 24-year careerBenjamin served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, a government official in the Department of Defense, and an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University and the Art Institute of Washington. Mr. Benjamin is a certified professional coach with an executive education in strategic management of diversity, equity and inclusion from Georgetown University. He has received several awards for his excellent leadership and noteworthy performance as a federal human resources change agent for diversity, equity and inclusion programs. He holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

“I am honored to join the Securities and Exchange Commission as director of the Office of Women and Minority Integration,” she said Nathaniel Benjamin. “I will use my experience to address challenges and barriers and strategically lead the Office. I look forward to working with the Commission to ensure equity and opportunity for all SEC stakeholders.”

Wise joined the SEC in June 2021. Previously, she led more than 60 federal partners as the director of diversity and inclusion at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. She also served as the inaugural Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the National Archives and Records Administration. Wise has served in several advisory roles on federal DEI boards and co-founded the Federal Interagency Partnership for Diversity. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland. Robert H. Smith School of Business and Executive Certificates in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from both Georgetown University and Harvard Kennedy School.