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Photo showing Commissioner Mark Wetjen in a meeting at the CFTC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by Clark Day Photography."It is critical for the Commission to finish its landmark work to implement the Dodd-Frank Act while protecting the integrity of the commodities markets under its more historic jurisdiction. This will ensure that U.S. taxpayers are protected from the risks arising from the derivatives markets while preserving the utility of these markets."
       — Commissioner Wetjen

 

Mark Wetjen, Commissioner


Mark Wetjen, Commissioner. Photo by USDA.

Mark P. Wetjen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on October 25, 2011. Commissioner Wetjen brings to the agency seven years of experience working for the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Senator Harry Reid, whom he advised on all financial-services-related matters, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Commissioner Wetjen worked closely with the relevant congressional committees on Title VII of the Act, which the CFTC is charged with implementing. 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 son on Capitol Hill.

 

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