Meet Our Chief Human Resources Officer, Carla Dawson

August 15, 2023


  • More than 25 years of experience in financial services, including six years with OCC
  • Previously led OCC’s Talent Management team when she joined in 2017
  • Prior to joining OCC, worked for nearly 20 years at Driehaus Capital Management, most recently as Managing Director, Human Resources


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico
  • Master’s degree in organizational development from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business

Quick Facts:

  • Holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute
  • Began her human resources career as an assistant at Abaco Casa de Bolsa in Mexico before moving to Chicago in 1997


“OCC has a strong team culture, and everyone here is committed to the important work we do for the financial markets. My colleagues inspire me because they’re all highly knowledgeable, sophisticated and kind, and they drive me to work harder and think more creatively every day.”

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