Fred Hatfield is a Senior Advisor to Patomak Global Partners. As a former CFTC Commissioner, he advises companies regarding derivatives legislation and regulation. He has more than two decades of experience in senior government regulatory and policy roles.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hatfield served as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Before being appointed Commissioner, Mr. Hatfield served in senior positions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Hatfield served as Chief of Staff to Senator John Breaux, the Deputy Democratic Whip from 1995 to 2004, after serving as Chief of Staff to the House Majority Whip from 1980 to 1989.
In addition to his 20-year career in government, Mr. Hatfield’s private sector work includes serving as Senior Vice President of ETC, an educational technology company. He also served as the Deputy Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal and, in 2008, Mr. Hatfield served on President Obama’s Economic Advisory Committee on Competitiveness. Mr. Hatfield’s background in the financial services, commerce, and energy sectors has led to his appointment to serve on the board of directors of several industry-leading companies.
He sits on the Board of Directors of the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), a publicly-traded global leader in electronic energy, electricity, and financial risk management services. Mr. Hatfield is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICE Futures U.S. and serves on the Board of Directors of NYSE Regulation, Inc. and ICE Swap Trade and on the Board of Managers at ICE Clear Credit, all of which are subsidiaries of ICE. Mr. Hatfield also serves on the Board of Directors for Pinpoint Global Communications, as well as Ascent Technologies. In addition, Mr. Hatfield previously served on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association.
Mr. Hatfield graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno, which honored him as its Outstanding Alumnus in 2006.