Amanda Renteria

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Amanda Renteria
Location Washington, D.C.

Amanda Renteria is former chief of staff for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.).[1]

She was considered the front-runner to succeed Gary Gensler as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, but in July of 2013 she withdrew her name from consideration for the post.[2] [3]


Renteria came to Debbie Stabenow's office as a legislative assistant in 2006 and was a member of her staff for seven years. She served as Stabenow's legislative director and then chief of staff for four and a half years.[4] She played a small role in formulating the Dodd-Frank rules, according to Huffington Post.

After graduating from Harvard, she worked at Goldman Sachs for several years before going back to California and working as a high school teacher and coach. She then worked for the city of San Jose before moving to Washington.


Renteria is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.


  1. The Final Days of Gary Gensler. Dealbreaker.
  2. Amanda Renteria To Be Nominated CFTC Chief. Huffington Post.
  3. Renteria Withdraws Name for CFTC Spot. The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Tribute to Amanda Renteria by Debbie Stabenow.