New CFTC chairman makes key office appointments

New US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath P Tarbert has made appointments to key positions in his Office.

Jaime L Klima will serve as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, N Charles “Charlie” Thornton III will serve as Counselor to the Chairman, Thomas J. Benison will serve as Chief Negotiator for International Agreements, Matthew A Daigler will serve as Senior Counsel to the Chairman, Daniel J Grimm will serve as Senior Counsel to the Chairman, Andrew L Ridenour will serve as Senior Counsel to the Chairman, Chelsea E Pizzola will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Chairman, Melissa A Benedict will serve as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, and Anna F Rosenberg will serve as Special Assistant to the Chairman and Legislative Specialist.

“Jaime, Charlie, Tom, Matt, Dan, Andrew, Chelsea, Melissa, and Anna are superb at what they do,” says Tarbert. “Together they bring diverse experience in financial services regulation, and I am thrilled to have each of them join my team.

“Behind any successful Chairman is an excellent staff, and the one we are assembling is best in class. The counsel and expertise of my team will be essential to our efforts to keep our derivatives markets vibrant and hold wrongdoers accountable.”

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