Sharon Brown-Hruska is the former Acting Chairman and Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She was designated as the Acting Chairman of the CFTC by President George W. Bush in 2004 and served in the role until 2005. She also served as a Commissioner of the CFTC for two terms under President Bush.
Brown-Hruska was first nominated to serve as Commissioner for the CFTC on April 9, 2002 and was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2002. On July 22, 2004, she was nominated by President Bush for a second term as Commissioner and served until April 13, 2009. Brown-Hruska also served as Acting Chairman of the CFTC when President Bush designated her to the position on July 26, 2004. She served until July 10, 2005.
Brown-Hruska holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.