The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the promotion of Erik Gerding to lead its Division of Corporation Finance following the departure of Renee Jones.

Jones, the current head of the division, will exit the agency to return to her faculty position at Boston College Law School, effective Feb. 3, the SEC announced Friday. Jones was appointed director of the division in June 2021.

Gerding, currently the division’s deputy director, joined the SEC in October 2021. He leads legal and regulatory policy in the division as part of his current role.

The SEC also announced last week the full-time appointment of Paul Munter as its chief accountant. Munter held the role on an acting basis since January 2021.