CFTC Welcomes Commissioner Mark Wetjen
October 21, 2011 - CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler congratulated Commissioner Wetjen on his confirmation by the US Senate:
“Working as a senior advisor for Majority Leader Harry Reid for many years, Mark was the Majority Leader’s point person in bringing the Dodd-Frank Act through the Senate. His experience and dedication to public service will be valuable to the Commission as we continue to finalize the critical reforms to bring transparency to markets and to lower risk. I look forward to working with him."
Mark P. Wetjen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on October 25, 2011. Commissioner 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, Commissioner 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, Commissioner 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.