Elizabeth A. Cook
Ms. Cook has served as a member of our board since 2015 and has been a member of CME since 1983, starting her career in 1978 as a runner for Clayton Brokerage Inc. She is a member of the board’s compensation and audit committees. Ms. Cook actively participates as co-chair of the CME arbitration and floor conduct committees and serves on the board of the CME gratuity fund. In addition, she serves on CME’s membership and business conduct committees and continues her involvements as a CME political action committee member. Ms. Cook is the founder and owner of MiCat Group LLC, a firm specializing in option execution services focusing on equities, FX and interest rates. She also serves as president of Lucky Star LLC, a commercial property management company. Ms. Cook is also on the board of Women in Listed Derivatives and Associated Colleges of Illinois. Her external activities include National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow and completion of its Director Professionalism course, Private Directors Association, member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago Finance Forum, member of Business Executives for National Security, Ambassador of the Navy Seal Foundation, Ambassador for The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter and an active supporter of Honor Flight Chicago. Ms. Cook has participated in numerous risk and audit educational programs and as a long-time market participant has significant risk management experience.