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RELEASE: pr5496-08

  • Release: 5496-08
    For Release: May 2, 2008

    CFTC Names Members of the Energy Markets Advisory Committee

    First EMAC Meeting Scheduled for June 10

    Washington, DC – Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the members of its recently-formed Energy Markets Advisory Committee. CFTC Acting Chairman Walter L. Lukken is the Chairman of the EMAC. It is designed to provide a public forum to examine emerging issues related to the energy markets and the CFTC’s role in these markets under the Commodity Exchange Act.

    “In these historic times for the markets, I am pleased to have such a diverse and knowledgeable group of energy industry participants to assist the Commission in its role in policing the energy markets,” said CFTC Acting Chairman Lukken.

    The first EMAC meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2008 – more details will be released in the future. The 25-person committee membership includes:

    Energy Markets Advisory Committee

    Bob Anderson
    Committee of Chief Risk Officers

    Laura Campbell
    Memphis Light, Gas & Water

    Donald Casturo
    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

    Paul Cicio
    Industrial Energy Consumers of America

    Bo Collins
    1.618 Group LLC

    Sean Cota
    Cota & Cota Oil & Propane

    Kevin Fox
    D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

    John P. Heimlich
    Air Transport Association

    R. Skip Horvath
    Natural Gas Supply Association

    Brian Kelly
    Colonial Energy, Inc.

    Anthony Mansfield
    Heller Ehrman LLP as a representative of Shell Trading (US) Company

    William McCoy
    Morgan Stanley

    James Newsome
    NYMEX, Inc.

    Ron Oppenheimer
    Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.

    Paul Pantano
    McDermott, Will & Emery as a representative of the Futures Industry Association

    Satu Parikh
    Lehman Brothers, Inc.

    Robert Pickel

    Dr. Craig Pirrong
    Bauer College of Business
    University of Houston

    Michael Prokop
    Amerex Brokers LLC

    Richard Sandor
    Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.

    John Shelk
    Electric Power Supply Association

    Foster Smith
    J.P. Morgan

    Jeffrey Sprecher
    IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.

    Mark Stainton
    Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C.

    Don Whittaker
    American Petroleum Institute

    In addition to the representative members, the CFTC has invited officials from the Congressional Research Service, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission to participate as Official Observers.

    Media Contacts
    Ianthe Zabel

    R. David Gary

    Last Updated: May 22, 2008