Phil Angelides (chair)
As California’s treasurer, Angelides turned his normally technocratic office into a "policy powerhouse" with investor-protection initiatives and financing for affordable housing and other state projects. After a failed run for governor in 2006, Angelides became the national chair of the Apollo Alliance for green energy before taking up his current position.
Bill Thomas (vice chair)
A former chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Thomas is a fiscal conservative whose 28 years in Congress make him an experienced observer of the messy business of legislating.
The former chair of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, she was sidelined by then-Clinton administration officials Larry Summers and Robert Rubin for advocating for the regulation of derivatives. A decade later, her views have been validated by the crisis.
A Nevada lawyer and businessman, Georgiou is an expert in corporate governance who has led class-action suits against companies including Enron, WorldCom, and AOL Time Warner on behalf of defrauded investors.
A former governor and senator from Florida, Graham has been a public servant for 38 years but hasn’t specifically focused on any areas of financial or economic policy.
As President George W. Bush's final director of the National Economic Council, Hennessey was the top White House economic adviser during the financial crisis, bringing a firsthand perspective of the federal policies launched in the summer and fall of 2008 to staunch the crisis.
After beginning his economics career as a professor at Columbia University and holding several academic posts, Holtz-Eakin served as a White House economic adviser during the H.W. Bush administration, as the head of the Congressional Budget Office and as Sen. John McCain's economic adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign.
A former Merrill Lynch managing director, Murren has extensive experience as a securities analyst. More recently, she co-founded and led the Nevada Cancer Institute and currently serves as a member of its board.
John W. Thompson
Thompson is currently the chair of Symantic Corporation, after serving there for 10 years as CEO. He has served on several different government advisory commissions, including the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee.
Peter J. Wallison
A longtime Republican lawyer, Wallison currently co-directs the American Enterprise Institute's program on financial policy studies. During the Reagan administration, Wallison served as general counsel to the Treasury Department and White House counsel.
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