Dr. Newsome is a Founding Partner of Delta Strategy Group. While serving as executive of a Mississippi-based trade group, Dr. Newsome was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be a Commissioner of the CFTC in 1998. When President Bush was elected in 2000, Newsome was nominated and confirmed as Chairman of the CFTC.
As Chairman of the CFTC, Newsome guided the regulation of the nation’s futures markets. Additionally, Newsome led the CFTC’s regulatory implementation of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA).