Former Commissioners

Each of the CFTC's five commissioners is appointed by the President, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve a 5-year term. When the CFTC was established in 1975, the terms were staggered to ensure that one term ended each year. Because of this, some CFTC commissioners have been appointed to and have held more than one term while others served less than 5 years because they were appointed to fill a term that had already commenced.

Commissioner Dates of Service (Term Eligible) Public Statements & Remarks

Chairman Christopher J. Giancarlo

(Chairman 08/10/17 - 07/15/19)

(Acting Chairman 01/20/17 - 08/10/17)

06/16/14 - 07/15/19

(04/13/14 - 04/13/19)

Sharon Y. Bowen

06/09/14 - 09/29/17

(04/13/13 - 04/13/18)

Timothy G. Massad

(Chairman 06/05/14 - 01/20/17)

06/05/14 - 02/17/17

(04/13/12 – 04/13/17)

Mark P. Wetjen

(Acting Chairman 01/03/14 – 06/05/14)

10/25/11 – 08/28/15

(06/19/11 – 06/19/16)

Scott D. O'Malia

10/19/09 – 08/08/14

(04/15/05 – 04/15/10 and 04/15/10 – 04/15/15)

Bart Chilton

08/08/07 - 03/21/14

(04/13/03 – 04/13/08 and 04/13/08 – 04/13/13)

Gary Gensler

(Chairman 05/26/09 – 01/3/14)

05/26/09 – 01/3/14

(04/13/07 – 04/13/12)

Jill E. Sommers

08/08/07 – 07/08/13

(04/13/04 – 04/13/09 and 04/13/09 – 04/13/14)

Michael V. Dunn

(Acting Chairman 1/20/09 – 5/25/09)

11/21/04 – 10/24/11

(06/19/01 – 06/19/06 and 06/19/06 – 06/19/11)

Walter L. Lukken

(Acting Chairman 6/27/07- 01/20/09)

08/07/02 – 07/10/09

(04/15/00 – 04/15/05 and 04/15/05 – 04/15/10)