Julie A. Erhardt currently serves as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Acting Chief Risk Officer, to serve while the agency completes its search to fill this new position. As Acting Chief Risk Officer, Julie coordinates the SEC’s efforts to identify, monitor, and mitigate key risks across the Commission’s divisions and offices. Working within the SEC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Julie also serves as a key adviser on other matters related to the Commission’s operational risks and controls. Julie continues to hold her position as a Deputy Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant. The recent focus of this work has been on innovation in financial reporting.
Prior to joining the SEC, Julie was a Sloan Fellow at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and previous to that a partner at Arthur Andersen. At Andersen Julie worked first in its Detroit audit practice and then held financial reporting policy and practice consultative roles at Andersen's Chicago headquarters. Julie also served as a Practice Fellow at the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board and, on an interim assignment, at the International Accounting Standards Board.
Julie holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame; a Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University (College of Business).