With the departure of chairman Jim Newsome (see People, p7),
industry watchers are waiting to see who will become the next
head of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which now
has less than half its full complement of commissioners.
Walt Lukken and Sharon Brown-Hruska are now the only
remaining commissioners: a fully-staffed CFTC has five, with
one serving as chairman. Both remaining commissioners are
republicans, as is Newsome. CFTC rules state that "no more than
three commissioners at any one time may be from the same
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