Fitzann (Fitz) Reid – Deputy General Counsel, Engine No. 1
Prior to joining Engine No. 1, Fitz held several positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. While at the Commission Fitz served as Senior Counsel to Commissioner Allison H. Lee. In that role, Fitz advised the Commissioner on rulemaking, enforcement actions, litigation, and whistleblower-related matters. Fitz also served as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement where she conducted confidential investigations into potential violations of federal securities laws. Finally, Fitz served as Senior Counsel in the Division of Examinations where she led teams conducting on-site examinations of registrants including broker-dealers, investment advisers, private fund advisers, and mutual funds.
Throughout her tenure at the Commission, Fitz worked closely with other regulators, including the Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorney’s offices, CFTC, and FINRA. Prior to joining the SEC, she worked in-house at Wells Fargo Advisors where she managed the implementation of federal regulations and worked in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for Chief Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States.
As a first generation Jamaican-American who identifies as a gender nonconforming woman, she aims to increase the visibility of underrepresented lawyers working in finance. In 2019, she received the National LGBT Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Award and in 2020 she received the American Bar Association’s 40 Young Lawyers Award.
Fitz received a BBA from Pace University and a JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.