Susan M. Phillips
Susan M. Phillips, Ph.D., is a lawyer, central banker, educator and former regulator who serves as the dean of The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, a position she has held since 1998. She was the first woman to serve as a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the first female chair.
Phillips serves on the board of directors of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the Kroger Company, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and National Futures Association. She also serves on the Financial Accounting Foundation’s board of trustees.
She is a member of the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame. She was a member of the inaugural class of hall of fame members inducted in 2005.
From 1987-1991, she was vice president of Finance and University Services and professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa.
Before accepting the Iowa position, she served as a CFTC commissioner from 1981 to 1983, and as chairman of the CFTC from 1983 to 1987. She served for five and one half years as the only women on the commission. She was the ninth commissioner to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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