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CME Group Appoints Chris LaRosa as Director, Association Relations

Thu Aug 28 2008

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that is has hired Chris LaRosa as Director, Association Relations. LaRosa will be responsible for the implementation of CME Group's global association strategy and ensuring that the company's relationships with professional and industry associations are aligned with its corporate initiatives in order to deliver customer value. He will report to Chris Mead, Director, Product Marketing.

Prior to joining CME Group, LaRosa, 33, gained more than 10 years of stakeholder relations and public sector experience in consulting and other roles. He most recently served as Principal and Practice Leader with SRA International in Arlington, Virginia, where he led business development initiatives and provided consulting services in the areas of energy and environmental policy, including emerging carbon regulatory programs and markets. He also has worked for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Office of Economic Development at James Madison University.

LaRosa earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Allegheny College, a master's degree in public administration from James Madison University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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