James E. Oliff, CME Group Foundation

TITLE: Chairman

FOCUS AREAS: Higher education, K-12 education, early childhood education, academic research on exchange-traded derivatives and central clearing house policy issues

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PROFILE: James E. Oliff is the chairman of the CME Group Foundation and oftentimes a spokesman when grants are made.

His professional bio shares:

Mr. Oliff has served as a member of our board since 1994 and has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Mr. Oliff served as our Vice Chairman from 2002 until 2007 and as our Second Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. He previously served on our board from 1982 to 1992. 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 and as President and CEO of FFast Trade U.S., LLC from 2001 to 2005, Chairman and CEO of FFastFill Inc. from 2003 to 2005, as FFastFill's COO from 2001 to 2003 and as a board member until the sale of FFastfill plc in 2013. He also served as President of LST Commodities, LLC, an introducing broker, from 1999 until 2002.

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