Susan M. Phillips

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Susan Phillips
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Occupation Former Dean of the School of Business and Public Management
Employer George Washington University
Website www.business.gwu.edu/

Susan M. Phillips, Ph.D., is a lawyer, central banker, educator and former regulator who served as the dean of The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, a position she held from 1998 until 2010. [1] She was the first woman to serve as a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the first female chair.

Phillips has served on the board of directors of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the Kroger Company, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and National Futures Association.[2] She also served on the Financial Accounting Foundation’s board of trustees.

In 2005, she was inducted into the Futures Industry Association's Futures Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 to commemorate outstanding contributions to the global futures and options community. [3] She was a member of the inaugural class.

Background[edit]

Before joining The George Washington University, Dr. Phillips was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1991 to 1998.[4]

From 1987-1991, she was vice president of Finance and University Services and professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa.

Before accepting the Iowa position, she served as a CFTC commissioner from 1981 to 1983, and as chairman of the CFTC from 1983 to 1987.[5][6] She served for five and one half years as the only women on the commission. She was the ninth commissioner to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Education[edit]

Phillips earned a B.A. in mathematics from Agnes Scott College, a M.S. in finance and insurance from Louisiana State University (LSU), and her Ph.D. in finance and economics also from LSU.

Photos[edit]

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Susan Phillips's CFTC Commissioner Official Photo

References[edit]

  1. Saying Goodbye to Dean Susan Phillips. GW Today.
  2. Board of Directors. National Futures Association.
  3. Futures Hall of Fame. FIA.
  4. Susan Phillips. U.S. Federal Reserve.
  5. Former Commissioners. CFTC.
  6. About the CFTC. CFTC.
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