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Michael V. Dunn

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2011

1 March 2011

Michael V. Dunn
Michael V. Dunn

Mike Dunn has spent a lifetime in public service, most of it being an advocate for agriculture. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2004 as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and he led the CFTC as Acting Chairman through a critical time in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis when policymakers began writing massive financial reforms enacted as the Dodd-Frank Act. He is now serving his second 5-year term at the CFTC, marking the sixth time he had been nominated by a president and confirmed by the Senate for public office. One of Mike Dunn’s major focuses at the CFTC has been his work as Chairman of the Agricultural Advisory Committee, where he led a panel of industry participants that has tackled key issues related to position limits and commodity speculation as well as issues surrounding the convergence of wheat prices and the wheat futures market. Prior to joining the CFTC, he served as Director of the Office of Policy and Analysis at the Farm Credit Administration. He has also served as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Acting Under Secretary for Rural and Economic Community Development and as Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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