Commodity Markets Council Appoints Doud as President

For Immediate Release        


May 17, 2013

Contact:  Meghan Tran

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Commodity Markets Council Appoints Doud as President

The Commodity Markets Council (CMC), an association dedicated to open and competitive global commodity markets, today announced that Gregg Doud has been appointed as its new President. Doud will lead CMC in its mission to represent some of the most important commodity-related businesses in the grains, energy, metals and livestock industries to advocate for free, open and robust commodity markets in the U.S. and around the world.

“We’re excited to bring Gregg on board. His Washington experience, including his time on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff and his extensive background in commodity markets and legislative and regulatory issues, make him an excellent choice to build on CMC’s growing presence in Washington DC and with policymakers globally,” said CMC Chairman Charlie Carey. “Gregg’s leadership and advocacy on commodity markets policy will be vital during this critical time for this industry.”

Doud served on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff for Senators Pat Roberts and most recently Thad Cochran where he managed issues relating to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, livestock and international trade. Prior to this, Doud spent eight years as Chief Economist of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He has also worked for the agricultural commodity consulting firm World Perspectives and U.S. Wheat Associates. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University.

The Commodity Markets Council is a trade association bringing together commodity exchanges with their industry counterparts. The activities of its members represent the complete spectrum of commercial users of all futures markets. Specifically, their industry member firms are regular users of CME Group markets, including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and New York Mercantile Exchange, ICE Futures U.S., the Kansas City Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.




Senior Senate Agriculture Committee Staffer Addresses CMC Members on Policy Call

Gregg Doud, Senior Professional Staff at the Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans, addressed CMC members on our policy call yesterday.  He spoke mainly about financial regulatory reform pertaining to derivatives, but also briefly discussed budgetary matters, the farm bill, congressional politics, and Senate confirmation votes.  Gregg provided a comprehensive briefing on the aforementioned topics, and CMC members had the opportunity to directly ask him several questions.