Jacqueline H. Mesa is director of international relations and strategy for the Futures Industry Association. She joined the FIA on June 10, 2013, one month after leaving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where she most recently served as director of international affairs since 2006. Also, in November 2013, at the inaugural board meeting of FIA Global, the entity that brings together the FIA and the London-based Futures and Options Association, the board named Mesa as its executive director, responsible for leading and coordinating its global policy efforts.
Mesa is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to FIA President and Chief Executive Officer Walter Lukken.
Mesa began her tenure at the CFTC in 1998 in the CFTC Division of Enforcement (DOE) as a trial attorney and later worked in the DOE office of chief counsel providing legal advice on international issues. Most recently, Mesa served as legal counsel to Commissioner Walter Lukken, advising him on legal, regulatory, and policy issues affecting the CFTC, with specific emphasis on enforcement, adjudicatory opinions and global markets issues. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mesa was an assistant attorney general in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.
In her role as director of international efforts, Mesa led several initiatives, including:
Mesa holds a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a JD from the University of Missouri.
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