For Release: December 05, 1997
Linda J. Ferren Appointed Executive Director of
Washington--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has
announced the appointment of Linda J. Ferren as Executive Director.
Ms. Ferren comes to the CFTC from the U.S. Courts for the District of
Columbia Circuit where she has been the Circuit Executive since 1988.
As the Circuit Executive, Ms. Ferren functions as the Chief Executive
Officer of the federal courts in the District of Columbia Circuit
overseeing non-judicial functions of the court system. Prior to
joining the U.S. Courts, Ms. Ferren was the Director, Division of
Research, Evaluation and Special Projects and the Multi-Door Dispute
Resolution Program for the D.C. Superior Court. Ms. Ferren is expected
to assume her position with the CFTC in early January.
Ms. Ferren has also held positions at the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and in the Office of the Chairman, D.C. City Council.