Nomination of Susan Meredith Phillips To Be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

September 30, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Susan Meredith Phillips to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She has been serving as a Commissioner on the Commission since 1981.

Dr. Phillips was an associate professor with the finance department of the University of Iowa in 1978 - 1981 and associate vice president of finance and university services in 1980 - 1981. She also served as interim assistant vice president of finance and university services in 1979 - 1980. Previously she was an SEC economic fellow in 1977 - 1978; a Brookings economic fellow in 1976 - 1977; and directorate of economic and policy research, Securities and Exchange Commission. She was an assistant professor at the University of Iowa in 1974 - 1978 and at Louisiana State University in 1973 - 1974.

She graduated from Agnes Scott College (B.A., 1967) and Louisiana State University (M.S., 1971; Ph. D., 1973). She resides in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born December 23, 1944, in Richmond, Va.