Director, Audit Management and Education
- Short Bio:Patricia L. Cushing is a Director of Compliance at National Futures Association (“NFA”). She has worked at NFA since 1990. Ms. Cushing's responsibilities included overseeing staff who conduct financial and compliance examinations, investigations and financial surveillance of brokerage firms in the commodity futures industry and assisting with the enhancement of NFA’s risk management systems. Currently, Ms. Cushing manages the design of the department's exam programs and software and is responsible for the training of the examination staff. She leads the Compliance Department’s Member education efforts, advises Members on compliance issues, and presents at industry conferences. Ms. Cushing has served as a primary liaison between NFA and the CFTC in the development of rules affecting Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators. Ms. Cushing is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana (B.B.A. degree in finance/accounting and a minor in mathematics, magna cum laude). She is Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional, having received this designation through the FINRA Institute at The Wharton School of Business.