Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chief information officer (CIO) Charles Boucher is leaving his post after serving in the capacity since 2008. He plans to go into not-for-profit work and and complete studies necessary to become ordained as a Deacon in his church next spring, the SEC said in a statement. “I regard my time with the SEC as having been among the most important and rewarding of my career,” said Boucher in a statement. “It has been an honor to contribute during these challenging times, and to serve with people of the highest caliber.” As CIO, Boucher managed the SEC’s information technology programs and systems. During his tenure, the SEC began to revamp its systems for reviewing tips, complaints and referrals. “Effective securities regulation depends in large part on making sense of the immense volume of data generated in our securities markets,” said SEC chairman Mary Schapiro. “Charlie has played an important role in building a platform to implement our new system for reviewing complaints, tips and investigative leads provided by whistleblowers or other sources.” Write to Diana Golobay.

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