Sharon Y. Bowenhas been sworn in as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission following her approval by the Senate earlier in June (see Daily GPI, June 4). Bowen, who joins the Commission as the Democratic member, has been a partner with the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP since 1991. Previously, she was vice chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. and became its acting chair in 2012. Bowen received her bachelors degree in economics from the University of Virginia, a masters degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on filled two key advisory positions following his policy director Shawn Reese's departure to become CEO of the Wyoming Business Council. As a replacement for Reese, Mead named Mary Kay Hill to the deputy policy director position. Hill brings experience from being a policy director to previous Wyoming governor Jim Geringer and media director for U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (R- WY). Mead also named Jerimiah Rieman natural resources policy director. Rieman has been a natural resources policy advisor and before that an administrator for the state workforce development council.