Brooksley E. Born
August 26, 1996, to June 1, 1999, was chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency which oversees the futures and commodity options markets as well as the individuals who participate in those markets.
Philip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides
an American politician who was California State Treasurer and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of California2006 elections.
Angelides was appointed president of AKT Development Corp. (a company owned by one of his business mentors, Angelo Tsakopoulos) in 1984. In 1986, Angelides founded his own land development company, River West. Angelo Tsakopoulos, Angelides' former business partner, has been a major campaign donor to California office-holders, who, together with Angelides as chair of the California Democratic Party in the early 1990s, disbursed millions of dollars to Democratic candidates. Tsakopoulos has donated over $3,200,000 to Angelides' campaigns beginning in 1993 and for the 2006 gubernatorial race, Tsakopoulos has donated $3,750,000 to Mr. Angelides with his daughter, Eleni Tsakopoulous-Kounalakis donating $1,250,000.
Angelides' development firm, River West, is most known for their development, Laguna West, which is located outside Sacramento in Elk Grove, California. Laguna West was one of the first developments designed along the principles of New Urbanism. For this project, as well as his history of promoting New Urbanism, Angelides was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congress for the New UrbanismJune 11, 2005. on
Bill Thomas American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979–2007, representing the 22nd District of California (map). He last served as the Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and retired to private life at the end of the 109th Congress.
In 2007, after leaving the House, Thomas joined the American Enterprise Institute as a visiting fellow working on tax policy, trade policy, and health care policy. Thomas also joined law and lobbying firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.
Bob Graham American politician. He was the governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from that state from 1987 to 2005. Following a failed bid for the Democratic Partypresidential race, Graham was considered a possible running mate for John Kerry.
Bob Graham was elected Governor of Florida in 1978...
Graham was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, defeating incumbent Sen. Paula Hawkins 55 to 45 percent. He was re-elected in 1992 (over Bill Grant, 66–34) and 1998 (over Charlie Crist, 63–37)and chose not to seek re-election in 2004, therefore retiring from the Senate in January 2005.
Keith Hennessey I served as the senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush. From August 2002 through the end of 2007, I served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council at the White House. In 2008 and the first three weeks of 2009, I was Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, a position now held by Dr. Larry Summers for President Obama.
Before working in the White House, I spent eight years working on Capitol Hill. I spent the bulk of that time as a policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS). I also worked for two years on the Senate Budget Committee staff for the Chairman, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM), and for six months on the staff of the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, which was co-chaired by Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Senator Jack Danforth (R-MO). Many years ago, I designed and tested software for Symantec Corporation.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin American economist, professor, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and former chief economic policy adviser to U.S. Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
From August 1989 to July 1990, Holtz-Eakin served as a Senior Staff Economist on President George H.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers .
From 2001-2002, he was Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers to President George W. Bush.
In 2007, Holtz-Eakin was hired as chief economic policy adviser to U.S. Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Through the campaign and coincident 2008 economic crisis, he remained in the media spotlight on the candidate's proposals for the economy and health care.
In April 2002, she retired as a managing director, Global Securities Research and Economics, of Merrill Lynch where she was Group Head for the Global Consumer Products Equity Research effort.
John W. Thompson
former vice-president at IBM and the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Symantec Corporation. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Symantec Corporation.
In April 2006, Forbes published a list of the most highly compensated CEOs. Thompson was ranked #8 with a total compensation of $71.84 million
In January 2009, news sources reported that Barack ObamaCommerce secretary post in the Obama administration.
Thompson was a strong supporter of Barack Obama's campaign during the 2008 election cycle. Ultimately, Senator Judd Gregg was chosen for the post but withdrew his name on Thursday, February 12.
Thompson again remained a potential candidate until the successful appointment of Gary Locke.
Peter J. Wallison
As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration's proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan...
The administration's proposal for regulating the credit default swaps market is unlikely to reduce systemic risk, and may in fact increase it. Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee
We should not want to rescue firms from failure if their bankruptcy would only create a temporary disruption in the economy. The Consumer Financial Protection Agency
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 discriminates based on perceived experience, sophistication, and perhaps even intelligence disparities. On Regulating and Resolving Institutions Considered "Too Big to Fail"
Is it desirable or feasible to develop a regulatory framework that will prevent firms from becoming too big to fail or posing a risk of systemic harm? While opinions of the members of this commission may differ or otherwise be considered in the minority, with few exceptions, they appear to be familiar to U.S. politics, real estate development and/or Wall St. on greater than local levels.