Kenneth Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis.
He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday.
Johnson served as chief management analyst within the office of the executive director before he elevated to the chief financial officer role in 2010.
Before he joined SEC in 2003, Johnson was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.