Mark P. Wetjen was unanimously elected by the members of the Commission on December 16, 2013 to serve as the Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Prior to being elected Acting Chairman, Wetjen was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner on October 25, 2011. Wetjen worked for seven years in the U.S. Senate as a senior leadership staffer advising on all financial-services-related matters, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Before his service in the U.S. Senate, Wetjen was a lawyer in private practice and represented clients in a variety of litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.
Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Wetjen received a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He lives with his wife, Nicole, and two sons.