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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terrence Duffy

57 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board, President

Leo Melamed

84 2001 Chairman Emeritus

Phupinder Gill

55 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Carey

62 2007 Vice Chairman of the Board

John Pietrowhicz

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sunil Cutinho

44 2014 President - CME Clearing

Kimberly Taylor

54 2014 President - Global Operations, Technology & Risk

Hilda Piell

48 2007 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Managing Director

Jack Tobin

52 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Kometer

51 2008 Chief Information Officer, Senior Managing Director

Kathleen Cronin

52 2003 Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Julie Holzrichter

47 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Managing Director

William Knottenbelt

55 2014 Senior Managing Director - International

Linda Rich

52 2012 Senior Managing Director - Government Relations and Legislative Affairs

Derek Sammann

48 2014 Senior Managing Director - Commodity and Options

Sean Tully

52 2014 Senior Managing Director - Financial and OTC Products

Julie Winkler

41 2014 Senior Managing Director - Research and Product Development

Robert Zagotta

51 2014 Senior Managing Director - Strategy & Execution

Bryan Durkin

55 2014 Senior Managing Director, Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel Glickman

71 2014 Lead Independent Director

John Sandner

74 1978 Director

Jeffrey Bernacchi

57 2009 Independent Director

Timothy Bitsberger

56 2008 Independent Director

Dennis Chookaszian

72 2004 Independent Director

Ana Dutra

51 2015 Independent Director

Martin Gepsman

63 1994 Independent Director

Larry Gerdes

67 2007 Independent Director

William Miller

60 2003 Independent Director

James Oliff

67 2007 Independent Director

Ronald Pankau

59 2011 Independent Director

Alex Pollock

73 2014 Independent Director

Terry Savage

71 2003 Independent Director

William Shepard

69 2007 Independent Director

Howard Siegel

59 2000 Independent Director

Dennis Suskind

73 2008 Independent Director

David Wescott

59 2003 Independent Director

Elizabeth Cook

55 2015 Independent Trustee

William Hobert

52 2015 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Terrence Duffy

Hon. Terrence A. Duffy is an Executive Chairman of the Board, President of the Company, since May 2012. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman since 2006, when he became an officer of the Company. He served as Chairman of the board since 2002 and our Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Duffy has been a member of our Board since 1995. He was President of TDA Trading, Inc. from 1981 to 2002 and has been a member of CME since 1981. Mr. Duffy was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2003 as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, a position he held until 2013. Mr. Duffy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mayo Clinic Greater Chicago Leadership Council. He is Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation, whose mission is to enhance economic opportunity, health and education, especially for disadvantaged youth. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Since 2003, Mr. Duffy has been recognized as one of the top 100 Irish Business Leaders by Irish America Magazine. Mr. Duffy attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 2007, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University.

Leo Melamed

Mr. Leo Melamed serves as Chairman Emeritus of CME Group Inc. Mr. Melamed is the founder of financial futures and was instrumental in the creation of our CME Globex platform. He has served as CME Chairman Emeritus since 1997 and Chairman of our Strategic Steering Committee since 2001. He served as Chairman of our board from 1968 until 1973. He was founding Chairman of the International Monetary Market from 1972 until its merger with our exchange in 1976, and then CME Chairman until 1977. Mr. Melamed served as a special advisor to the Company in the role of Special Counsel to our board from 1977 to 1985 and then in the role of Chairman of its Executive Committee from 1985 until 1991. In 1992, Mr. Melamed became the founding chairman of the Globex Corporation. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sakura Dellsher, Inc., a former clearing firm of CME, and currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Melamed & Associates, a global consulting group. He is founder and a permanent advisor to the National Futures Association, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the CSRC in China. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, on the advisory board of Vernon & Park Capital L.P., as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Neurensic, Inc. and consultant to Nanhua, Inc., a futures commission merchant. Mr. Melamed also serves as a director of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mr. Melamed is a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation and serves as its representative on the LEAP Innovations Board of Directors. Mr. Melamed is also a published author of a number of books pertaining to markets and the history of CME Group.

Phupinder Gill

Mr. Phupinder S. Gill serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Previously, he served as President of CME Group since 2007 and as our President and Chief Operating Officer since 2004. Before that, Mr. Gill held positions of increasing responsibility within the Company, including Managing Director and President of CME Clearing since joining us in 1988. Mr. Gill serves on the board of directors of the World Federation of Exchanges. He also serves as a member of CME Group’s Competitive Markets Advisory Council and a member of the board of The Alexander Maxwell Grant Foundation. Mr. Gill is a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Charles Carey

Mr. Charles Peter Carey is Vice Chairman of the Board of CME Group Inc. Mr. Carey served as our Vice Chairman in connection with our merger with CBOT Holding, Inc. from 2007 until 2010. Prior to our merger, Mr. Carey served as Chairman of CBOT since 2003, as Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2002, as First Vice Chairman during 1993 and 1994 and as a board member of CBOT from 1997 to 1999 and from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Carey is a principal in the firms of Henning & Carey Trading Co. and Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading LLC. He has been a member of CBOT since 1978 and was a member of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Carey previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007. Mr. Carey serves as the Company’s representative on the BM&FBOVESPA board and as a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

John Pietrowhicz

Mr. John W. Pietrowhicz, CPA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer since December 2014. Previously, Mr. Pietrowicz served as our Senior Managing Director, Business Development and Corporate Finance since 2010. Mr. Pietrowicz joined us in 2003 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including his most recent position of Senior Managing Director, Business Development and Corporate Finance since 2010 and Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2010 and Managing Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Pietrowicz has been designated as an executive officer. In connection with our investments, Mr. Pietrowicz also serves as a director of Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V. and of S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC.

Sunil Cutinho

Mr. Sunil Cutinho serves as President of CME Clearing of the Company, since September 2014. He joined CME Group in 2002 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization and, most recently served as Managing Director, Deputy Head of CME Clearing from April 2014 through September 2014. Mr. Cutinho has been designated as an executive officer.

Kimberly Taylor

Ms. Kimberly S. Taylor has been served as President, Global Operations, Technology & Risk of the Company, since September 2014. She previously served as President, CME Clearing since 2004 and as Managing Director, Risk Management in the Clearing House Division from 1998 to 2003. Ms. Taylor has held a variety of positions in the clearing house, including Vice President and Senior Director. She joined us in 1989. Ms. Taylor has been designated as an executive officer.

Hilda Piell

Ms. Hilda Harris Piell is as Senior Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, since 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director and Senior Associate General Counsel, as Director and Associate General Counsel and as Associate Director and Assistant General Counsel since joining us in 2000. Ms. Piell has been designated as an executive officer.

Jack Tobin

Mr. Jack J. Tobin has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective as of April 1, 2015. Mr. Tobin most recently served as our Managing Director, Corporate Finance since 2007. He has 13 years of financial services experience at the Company, CBOT Holdings, Inc. ("CBOT Holdings") and Board of Trade of the Cit of Chicago, Inc. ("CBOT"). Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Mr. Tobin served as the Director, Corporate Finance for CBOT Holdings and CBOT from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining CBOT, Mr. Tobin served as a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Tobin is a registered certified public accountant.

Kevin Kometer

Mr. Kevin Kometer is as Senior Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of the Company, since 2008. He previously served as Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer from 2007 to 2008. Since joining the company most recently in 1998, he has held senior leadership positions in the Technology Division, including Managing Director, Trading Execution Systems and Director, Advanced Technology. Mr. Kometer was also with the company from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Kometer has been designated as an executive officer.

Kathleen Cronin

Ms. Kathleen M. Cronin serves as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2003. Previously she served as Corporate Secretary and Acting General Counsel from 2002 through 2003. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cronin was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1989 through 1995 and from 1997 through 2002. Ms. Cronin has been designated as an executive officer. Ms. Cronin also serves as a director of Kemper Corporation.

Julie Holzrichter

Ms. Julie Holzrichter has been served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. She previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Global Operations from 2007. Ms. Holzrichter rejoined us in 2006 as our Managing Director, CME Globex Services and Technology Integration. Ms. Holzrichter previously held positions of increasing responsibility in our organization from 1986 to 2003 in trading operations. Ms. Holzrichter has been designated as an executive officer.

William Knottenbelt

Mr. William Knottenbelt is Senior Managing Director - International of the Company, since September 2014. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) since February 2014. Previously, Mr. Knottenbelt served as Managing Director, EMEA since joining the company in 2011. Prior to joining CME Group, Mr. Knottenbelt most recently served as Global Head of Futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where he built out the global reach and product offering of RBS futures.

Linda Rich

Ms. Linda Rich is as Senior Managing Director - Government Relations and Legislative Affairs of the Company, since April 2012. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Rich served as Managing Director, Government Relations and Legislative Affairs since joining us in 2010. Before joining the company, Ms. Rich served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for NYSE Euronext. Her background also includes serving as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Commerce.

Derek Sammann

Mr. Derek Sammann serves as Senior Managing Director - Commodities and Options Products of the Company, since September 2014. He previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Financial Products and Services since 2009 and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products since joining us in 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sammann served as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank in London from 1997 to 2006. Mr. Sammann has been designated as an executive officer.

Sean Tully

Mr. Sean Tully serves as Senior Managing Director, Financial and OTC Products of CME Group Inc., since September 2014. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Interest Rates and OTC Products since February 2014. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Interest Rate and OTC Products since October 2013 and as our Managing Director, Interest Products since joining us in 2011. Before joining the company, Mr. Tully most recently served as Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at WestLB in London. Mr. Tully has been designated as an executive officer.

Julie Winkler

Ms. Julie Winkler is as Senior Managing Director - Research and Product Development and Index Services of CME Group Inc., since 2014. She previously served as Senior Managing Director, Research and Product Development of CME Group since February 2014. Previously, she served as Managing Director, Research and Product Development since 2007. Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Ms. Winkler held positions of increasing responsibility for CBOT Holdings since 1996.

Robert Zagotta

Mr. Robert Zagotta serves as Senior Managing Director - Strategy & Execution of CME Group Inc. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Products and Services of CME Group since July 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zagotta most recently served as Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Execution for Project Leadership Associates (PLA) from 2007 to July 2012, where he worked with CME Group on a number of strategic consulting assignments. Before joining PLA, Mr. Zagotta was CEO and Co-Founder of Fourth Floor Consulting, which was acquired by PLA, and a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Zagotta has been designated as an executive officer.

Bryan Durkin

Mr. Bryan T. Durkin has been appointed as Senior Managing Director, Chief Commercial Officer of CME Group Inc. He was Chief Operating Officer of CME Group Inc. He will take on a newly created role, designed to comprehensively serve and support our global client base by ensuring the development, delivery and maintenance of industry leading products, platforms and services. He will be responsible for ensuring the company delivers the best possible experience for customers to maximize customer satisfaction and retention, while reaching new and evolving markets with core and new product and service offerings to increase growth and profitability. Durkin will oversee the company's International Offices, Client Development and Sales, Business Development, Co-location and Technology Services, Information Products, Index Services, Marketing, Research and Product Development & GFX.

Daniel Glickman

Mr. Daniel R. Glickman is Lead Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Glickman has served as our Lead Director since August 2014. Mr. Glickman has served as Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program since 2011 and as Vice President of the Aspen Institute since 2012. Mr. Glickman also has served as a Senior Fellow for the Bipartisan Policy Center since 2010. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Glickman served as Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Mr. Glickman previously served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2002 to 2004 and served as Senior Advisor in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, from 2001 to 2004. He also served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 through 2001 and as a member of the U.S. Congress, representing a district in Kansas, from 1977 through 1995. Mr. Glickman serves as co-chair of the global agriculture and development initiative of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, established in the 2014 Farm Bill by Congress, and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Apco Worldwide, a public relations firm. Mr. Glickman also serves on a number of non-profit advisory boards with a focus on agriculture and food supply.

John Sandner

Mr. John F. Sandner serves as Director of CME Group Inc., since 1978. Mr. Sandner has been a member of CME for more than 40 years. He also served as our Special Policy Advisor from 1998 to 2005 and as Chairman of our board for 13 years. Previously, Mr. Sandner served as Chairman of E*Trade Futures, LLC from 2003 through 2013 and as President and CEO of RB&H Financial Services, L.P., a futures commission merchant and one of our former clearing firms, from 1985 to 2003. Mr. Sandner currently serves on the board of the National Futures Association and as a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Jeffrey Bernacchi

Mr. Jeffrey M. Bernacchi is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bernacchi, a CME, CBOT, and NYMEX member, is an active independent trader of our markets and has been President and owner of JMB Trading Corp. since 1980 and managing member of Celeritas Capital, LLC since 2008. He serves on our board Risk and Audit committees. Mr. Bernacchi is also a member of Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and of Hyde Park Angels, a leading Chicago-based angel investment group. Mr. Bernacchi also serves as an independent board member of Prism Analytical Technologies.

Timothy Bitsberger

Mr. Timothy S. Bitsberger is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bitsberger served as Managing Director, Official Institutions FIG Coverage Group of BNP PNA, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, from December 2010 to November 2015. He previously served as senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton from May 2010 to November 2010. He was with BancAccess Financial from December 2009 to April 2010 and was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Freddie Mac from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Bitsberger also was with the U.S. Treasury Department from 2001 to 2005 serving first as their Deputy Assistant Secretary for federal finance and more recently as the Assistant Secretary for financial markets. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary in 2004.

Dennis Chookaszian

Mr. Dennis H. Chookaszian is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2007 to 2011. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of mPower, Inc., a financial advice provider focused on the online management of 401(k) plans. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies from 1992 to 1999. During his 27-year career with CNA, Mr. Chookaszian held several management positions at the business unit and corporate levels, including President and COO from 1990 to 1992 and CFO from 1975 to 1990. Mr. Chookaszian is a registered certified public accountant.

Ana Dutra

Ms. Ana Dutra is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dutra has served as the President and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, a world-class senior executives organization focused on the development, innovation and networking of current and future business and community leaders, since September 2014. Ms. Dutra formerly served as CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management consulting company, from 2013 to September 2014. Prior to that she was a Proxy Officer and CEO of Korn/Ferry Consulting from 2007 until 2013. Ms. Dutra serves as a director of Greeley and Hansen, Humantelligence, the International Women’s Forum, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic Society, Governor State University and Academy for Urban School Leadership and is a member of the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Committee of 200 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She previously served as a director of the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

Martin Gepsman

Mr. Martin J. Gepsman is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Gepsman served as Secretary of the board from 1998 to 2007. He has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Mr. Gepsman has also been an independent floor broker and trader since 1985.

Larry Gerdes

Mr. Larry G. Gerdes is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Gerdes has served as CEO of Pursuant Health, Inc. (formerly SoloHealth), a private health-care company in Atlanta since February 2014, as its Executive Chairman of the Board since November 2013, as its Chairman since 2012 and as a Board member since 2007. He also has served as a general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership, since 1983. Mr. Gerdes is also a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments. Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Transcend Services Inc., concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012, and as a director of Access Plans, Inc. from 2001 until its sale in June 2012. Mr. Gerdes is a major shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serves as trustee for Monmouth College. Mr. Gerdes previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007.

William Miller

Mr. William P. Miller II, is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Miller has served as Head of Asset Allocation with Sanabil, the Saudi Arabian Investment Company, since October 2013. Previously he served as the Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Financial Markets International, Inc. from 2011 to October 2013. Mr. Miller served as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 2008 through 2011 and as its Senior Investment Officer, Fund Management during 2005 to 2008. He served as Senior Risk Manager for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority from 2003 to mid-2005. Mr. Miller was a risk management advisor for the Rockefeller Foundation, a non-profit foundation and an advisor to Africa Global from 2002 to 2003. Over the 1996 to 2002 period, Mr. Miller was the Independent Risk Oversight Officer for Commonfund responsible for enterprise-wide risk management, regulatory compliance and internal audit. From 1974 through 1996, Mr. Miller held management positions in General Motors engineering, treasury and investment divisions. Mr. Miller is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Mr. Miller previously served as a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group and on the board of the Dubai International Futures Exchange, New York Futures Exchange, BTOP50 Family of Funds and the End Users of Derivatives Association.

James Oliff

Mr. James E. Oliff is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Oliff has been a member of CME for more than 35 years. Mr. Oliff served as our Vice Chairman from 2002 until 2007 and as our Second Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Oliff has also served as President of FILO Corp., a floor brokerage business, since 1982. Mr. Oliff previously served as Executive Director of International Futures and Options Associates from 1996 to 2005, as President and CEO of FFast Trade U.S., LLC from 2001 to 2005, as Chairman and CEO of FFastFill Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and as FFastFill’s COO from 2001 to 2003. He also served as President of LST Commodities, LLC, an introducing broker, from 1999 until 2002. Mr. Oliff is the Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Ronald Pankau

Mr. Ronald A. Pankau is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pankau has been an independent trader since 1981. He serves as the Treasurer and Secretary of our political action committee. He also is a member of the Board’s finance and executive committees and CME’s business conduct committee, pit supervision and arbitration committees. He is the owner and CEO of JH Best and Sons, a steel fabricating plant.

Alex Pollock

Mr. Alex J. Pollock is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pollock has served as the Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of Financial Systems Studies at the R Street Institute, Washington, D.C. since January 2016. He previously served as Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. from 2004 to January 2016 and as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 through 2004. He was previously President and CEO of Community Federal Savings. Mr. Pollock serves on the non-profit board of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and on the Board of the Great Books Foundation. Mr. Pollock served as our Lead Director from August 2012 through August 2014.

Terry Savage

Ms. Terry L. Savage is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Ms. Savage is a nationally-syndicated financial columnist, author and President of Terry Savage Productions, Ltd., which provides speeches, columns and videos on personal finance for corporate and association meetings, publications and national television programs and networks. Ms. Savage is a registered investment advisor and commodity trading advisor. She was a member of CME from 1975 to 1980.

William Shepard

Mr. William R. Shepard is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Shepard has been a member of CME for more than 40 years. Previously he served as our Second Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Shepard is founder and President of Shepard International, Inc., a futures commission merchant.

Howard Siegel

Mr. Howard J. Siegel is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Siegel has been a member of CME since 1977. In 1978, Mr. Siegel began his trading career at Moccatta Metals in their Class B arbitrage operations and served as an order filler until 1980. From there, he went on to fill orders and trade cattle from 1980 until 1982. At that time, Mr. Siegel became a partner and an officer in a futures commission merchant that cleared at CME until selling his ownership interest in 1990. For more than 30 years, Mr. Siegel has been an independent trader on our CME exchange. He continues to actively trade today in our agricultural product suite on the floor and electronically. Mr. Siegel is the Secretary and Treasurer of the CME Group Foundation.

Dennis Suskind

Mr. Dennis A. Suskind is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Suskind joined J. Aron & Company in 1961 where he served as Executive Vice President and was responsible for the worldwide precious metal trading operations. In 1980, Mr. Suskind became a general partner of Goldman Sachs, upon its acquisition of J. Aron & Company, until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure in trading metals, Mr. Suskind served as Vice Chairman of NYMEX, Vice Chairman of COMEX, a member of the board of the Futures Industry Association, a member of the board of International Precious Metals Institute, and a member of the boards of the Gold and Silver Institutes in Washington, D.C. Mr. Suskind currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Bridgehampton National Bank. Mr. Suskind previously served on the board of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2008.

David Wescott

Mr. David J. Wescott is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Wescott has been a member of CME for more than 25 years. He is a founder and partner in TradeForecaster Global Markets, an algorithmic trading and technology company. He has served as President of The Wescott Group Ltd. since 1991 and Managing Partner of the Dowd/Wescott Group since 2006. Mr. Wescott is currently a Managing Partner of DWG Futures. Mr. Wescott has served on numerous functional committees at CME.

Elizabeth Cook

Ms. Elizabeth A. Cook is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Cook has been a member of CME since 1982. She was an independent floor broker in FX futures from 1982-1985, FX options from 1985-2001 and in the Eurodollar options market from 2002 to present. Ms. Cook is presently owner of MiCat Group LLC, specializing in option execution services. She was previously the owner of LZY Options LLC and Cook-Matteson Group LLC. Since 1988, she has served on numerous functional committees which include financial options, Eurodollar options, membership, floor conduct, business conduct, arbitration and is a member of the board Risk Committee. Ms. Cook is an active member of the CME PAC and volunteers for Honor Flight Chicago and The ALS Association.

William Hobert

Mr. William W. Hobert is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Hobert founded WH Trading, LLC, a proprietary options and futures trading firm, in 1998. WH Trading serves as a market maker and liquidity provider in numerous asset classes at CME in both its open outcry and electronically traded markets. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Hobert worked for Cooper-Neff and Associates as an FX options market maker on the floor of CME and in over-the-counter markets. In 1994, he founded Hobert Trading Inc. which is currently a member of WH Trading, LLC.
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