Heath Tarbert, born July 15, 1976, is a U.S. citizen who currently serves as the 14th Chairman of theU.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Development and as acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs.
Nominated by the White House under the Trump administration Tarbert was sworn in on July 15, 2019, as the 14th Chairman of the CFTC. In his capacity as chairman, Tarbert also serves as the CFTC’s chief executive, overseeing the agency’s approximately 700 employees.