R. Scott Parsons
R. Scott Parsons is a co-founder of the government affairs consulting firm Delta Strategy Group. Delta Strategy provides strategic consulting, political analysis, lobbying, and business development.
Parsons came to Washington, DC in 1997 to work for newly-elected Congressman Chip Pickering from Mississippi. With Pickering, Parsons was eventually promoted to legislative director.
He later went to work as a policy advisor for then just-appointed CFTC commissioner James Newsome. When Newsome was appointed chairman of the CFTC, Parsons was named chief of staff and chief operating officer for the commission. At 27 years of age, he became the youngest person to carry the chief of staff title at the CFTC and the first COO in the agency’s history.
After working for the U.S. government for six years, Parsons left the CFTC in August of 2004 to become the executive vice president of the Managed Funds Association, a Washington-based trade association representing the interests of hedge funds and hedge fund managers.
In July of 2006, Parsons left MFA to form his own government affairs company, Parsons Strategies. Later in early 2010, he teamed up with former CFTC Chairman and NYMEX CEO James Newsome to form Delta Strategy Group.
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