New OPA Director announced. CFTC Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced the appointment of Erica Elliott Richardson as Director of the Office of Public Affairs, effective immediately. Additionally, Giancarlo announced the departure of Steven W. Adamske, who served as OPA Director during a time when the agency put in place oversight of the US$300 trillion-plus swaps market, protected commercial end-users, enhanced customer protections, originated a customer outreach program, and uncovered attempts to manipulate major financial benchmarks around the world. Adamske will continue to serve the CFTC as a policy advisor to Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen. (6/13/2017)