News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Tue Feb 14 2017

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. today announced its slate of candidates for its board of directors for election at the company's annual meeting to be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

The board of directors recommends the Class A and Class B shareholders voting together elect the following individuals to the board:

  • Terrence A. Duffy, 58, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CME Group
  • Timothy S. Bitsberger, 57, Former Managing Director, Official Institutions FIG Coverage Group of BNP PNA
  • Charles P. Carey, 63, Former Vice Chairman, CME Group; Principal of Henning & Carey Trading Company and HC Technologies, LLC
  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, 73, Former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNA Insurance Companies
  • Ana Dutra, 52, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago
  • Martin J. Gepsman, 64, Independent Broker and Trader
  • Larry G. Gerdes, 68, Chief Executive Officer, Pursuant Health; General Partner of Sand Hill Financial Company and Gerdes Huff Investments
  • Daniel R. Glickman, 72, Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Congressional Program; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001); Member of Congress, Kansas (1977-1995)
  • Leo Melamed, 84, Chairman Emeritus, CME Group; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Melamed and Associates, Inc.
  • James E. Oliff, 68, President, FILO Corp.
  • Alex J. Pollock, 74, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of Financial Systems Studies, R Street Institute; former President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • John F. Sandner, 75, Retired Chairman of the Board, CME Group; former Chairman, E*Trade Futures, LLC
  • Terry L. Savage, 72, Nationally-Syndicated Financial Columnist and Author; President, Terry Savage Productions, Ltd.
  • William R. Shepard, 70, President and Founder, Shepard International, Inc.
  • Dennis A. Suskind, 74, Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Three (3) directors will be elected by the Class B-1 shareholders. The Class B-1 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for these positions:

  • Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, 58, Independent Trader; President, JMB Trading Corp.; Managing Member, Celeritas Capital, LLC
  • Gedon Hertshten, 64, Chairman, Hertshten Group
  • William W. Hobert, 53, Managing Director and Founder, WH Trading LLC
  • Douglas M. Monieson, 51, Independent Trader
  • Howard J. Siegel, 60, Independent Trader

Two (2) directors will be elected by the Class B-2 shareholders.  The Class B-2 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for these positions:

  • Patrick W. Maloney, 55, Independent Broker and Trader
  • Ronald A. Pankau, 60, Independent Trader; Owner, J.H. Best and Sons Steel Fabricating Co.
  • David J. Wescott, 59, President, The Wescott Group LTD; Managing Partner, DWG Futures LLC; Partner, Nirvana Technology Solutions LLC

One (1) director will be elected by the Class B-3 shareholders.  The Class B-3 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for this position:

  • Elizabeth A. Cook, 56, Independent Broker and Trader
  • Brian M. Duffy, 44, Independent Trader

Additional information on the Class B director election process for the 2017 annual meeting is available here

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  Through its exchanges, CME Group offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals.  CME Group provides electronic trading globally on its CME Globex platform.  The company also offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives through its clearinghouses CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe.  CME Group's products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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