Statement of Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen on Chairman Timothy G. Massad’s Announcement
January 3, 2017
It has been a privilege to work alongside Chairman Massad over the past two and a half years. His leadership, grit and forward thinking attitude allowed our agency to make significant progress towards protecting market participants and the investing public. Chairman Massad inherited an agency still dealing with the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and his tireless work helped bring confidence back to the markets. It has been fitting that an organization as hardworking as the CFTC would have an equally dedicated chairman. While I believe that the commission still has a great amount of work to do, I also believe that Chairman Massad has reason to be proud of the many accomplishments that this agency has achieved under his chairmanship. I hope that future chairpersons build upon his work here. It has truly been a pleasure working with him and I thank him for his service.
Last Updated: January 3, 2017