Fred Hatfield was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 21, 2004, as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He was sworn in on December 6, 2004, to a term expiring April 13, 2008.
Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Hatfield was Chief of Staff to Senator John Breaux (D-LA), Assistant Minority Whip. Mr. Hatfield also served as Chief of Staff to the House Majority Whip, Tony Coelho (D-CA).
In 1998, Mr. Hatfield served as Deputy Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.
Mr. Hatfield is a native of California and graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno.