Mark P. Wetjen
|Mark P. Wetjen|
|Employer||[[Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)]]|
[[Category:Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)]]
The Futures Industry Association (FIA) released a statement about the confirmation, saying that Wetjen's "commitment to a careful, measured and thoughtful process for consideration of regulatory matters is one that we can all endorse."
Wetjen was formerly a top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), beginning in 2004. Before that, he worked for Lionel Sawyer & Collins and specialized in regulatory issues affecting financial institutions. Early in his career, Wetjen focused on municipal finance transactions for the law firm Sherman & Howard.
He is also known for his work on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which gave the CFTC new authority to oversee the over-the-counter derivatives market.
- J.D. (with distinction), University of Iowa College of Law (1996 – 1999)
- B.A. (summa cum laude), Liberal Arts, Creighton University (1992 – 1996)
- Senate confirms Mark Wetjen as new CFTC commissioner. Futures Magazine.
- Wetjen Formally Joins CFTC to Complete Dodd-Frank Swaps Rules. Bloomberg.
- Senate Confirms Mark Wetjen as CFTC Commissioner (Oct. 21, 2011). FIA.
- Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 5/12/2011. White House.
- President Obama Nominates Mark P. Wetjen to CFTC. American Banker.