Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM
John Jacob Ballroom I
Mark Wetjen has served as a CFTC Commissioner since October 2011. Upon the departure of Chairman Gary Gensler in late 2013, Commissioner Wetjen was elected to serve as the acting chairman. Mr. Wetjen served in that role for approximately five months, managing daily operations and setting overall policy direction of the agency. During his chairmanship, Mr. Wetjen oversaw implementation of the first trading mandate for certain interest rate and credit default swaps. He is also a sponsor of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Wetjen worked for seven years in the U.S. Senate as a senior leadership staffer and was a lawyer in private practice. Mr. Wetjen received a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.