Noula Zaharis is the Director of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Securities & Charities Division, a position that she has held since 2014. Her experience includes serving as a regulatory compliance analyst at Ekonomou, Atkisson & Lambros Law Firm (2005-2008), which served as the Investigative Agent for the Georgia Securities Division. She also served as Director of Compliance at Investment Law Group of Davis, Gillett, Mottern & Sims, LLP (2008-2014), managing the registrations and compliance support for state and federal registered investment advisers and private investment funds. She also held the position of Vice-President of Compliance (2014) at a publicly traded oil and gas company located in Texas.
Ms. Zaharis is a former English and Latin teacher with Atlanta Public Schools and was an associate professor of English at Georgia State University. Ms. Zaharis is a past Director of the Annunciation Cathedral Catechetical School and board member of the Annunciation Day School parochial school. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Investment Adviser Section of the North America Securities Administrators Association, as well as on the Continuing Education Committee for the Investment Adviser Section.
She received her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature/Letters from Furman University (B.A., 1982) and Master of Arts, English/Language Arts Teacher Education (M.A., 1983) from Emory University. She holds the Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP) designation from National Regulatory Services (2010) and the Emory University paralegal certification (2005).