Gary Gensler

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Gary Gensler
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33rd Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Assumed office
April 17, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJay Clayton
Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
In office
May 26, 2009 – January 3, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWalter Lukken (Acting)
Succeeded byMark Wetjen (Acting)
Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
In office
April 1999 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn Hawke
Succeeded byPeter Fisher
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets
In office
September 1997 – April 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byDarcy Bradbury
Succeeded byLee Sachs
Personal details
Born (1957-10-18) October 18, 1957 (age 64)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Francesca Danieli (1986–2006)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (BS, MBA)

Gary Gensler (born October 18, 1957) is an American businessman and politician. He is the 33rd and current Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission since April 17, 2021.

Gensler was the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Barack Obama from May 26, 2009 to January 3, 2014. He was the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance from 1999 to 2001. Gensler was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets from 1997 to 1999.[1]

On January 12, 2021, then President-elect Joe Biden nominated Gensler to be the 33rd Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.[2] On April 14, 2021, his nomination was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 53–45.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Problem With Hillary Clinton Using a Progressive Hero to Attack Bernie Sanders". Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  2. "President-elect Joe Biden to name Gary Gensler as U.S. SEC chair, sources say". CNBC. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission)" United States Senate, April 14, 2021