Jaime Lizárraga was sworn into office on July 18, 2022. He was nominated by President Joe Biden and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Commissioner Lizárraga most recently served as Senior Adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In that role, he oversaw issues related to financial markets, small business, housing, international finance, and immigration. He also served as Speaker Pelosi's liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Throughout his 32-year career in public service, Commissioner Lizárraga has advised Congressional leaders and heads of executive agencies on policy and legislative strategy. He previously served on the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee and as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Commissioner Lizárraga earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California San Diego and earned a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.