Press Release 01-02-2020

Martin Ebel Named Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON - Janet Dhillon, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has named Martin ("Marty") S. Ebel to be the agency's Chief Operating Officer (COO), the agency announced today. The COO manages all aspects of the agency's daily operations.

"Marty's institutional knowledge and reliable leadership make him a great fit for this position," said Chair Dhillon. "I anticipate many benefits for the agency and the public as a result of his vast contributions to the work of the EEOC."

Ebel has been with the EEOC since 2010 and has served in key positions, including as Deputy District Director of the EEOC's Houston District Office, then later as Acting Director, and most recently, as Director of Field Management Programs at EEOC headquarters overseeing the agency's investigative/enforcement functions. Before joining the EEOC, Ebel was General Counsel, and later, Commissioner, of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

"I am honored to have this opportunity to continue advancing the mission of the EEOC. I look forward to working with Chair Dhillon and the Commission to further the agency's impact," Ebel said.  

A native of Michigan, Ebel earned his B.S. from Oakland University's School of Business, in Rochester, MI. He earned his J.D. at Boston College Law School, where he was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Award-the school's highest honor.

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