|Patricia L. Cushing|
|Occupation||Director of Audit Management and Education|
|Employer||National Futures Association|
Cushing has worked at NFA since 1990. Her 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, 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.
She holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance/Accounting from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a designation as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional from the NASD Institute at The Wharton School. In November of 2013 she became a Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).