The Business Leaders Circle
Jane Cobb is the Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, which preserves and advances understanding of the history and evolution of U.S. securities markets. Prior to joining the Society, Jane held a number of policy positions in the DC area. From 2007 to 2016, she was chief of staff and senior director of public policy at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), where she helped launch and build the organization. Before her role at the CAQ, Jane honed her crisis management skills as director of congressional affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during the implosion of Enron Corporation and subsequent enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and as head of federal and state legislative affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency prior to, and in the aftermath of, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Prior to her service in the Executive Branch, she spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member on the House Government Reform Committee and as staff director of the Census Subcommittee. Jane holds a B.A. in English and M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University.