Charles P. Carey served as vice chairman of CME Group from July 2007 to May 2010 and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, he served as chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In addition to playing a leading role in the CME/CBOT merger to form CME Group, Charles spearheaded the transformation of CBOT, a member run institution for more than 155 years, into a for-profit, NYSE-listed public company in 2005.
Charles has received a number of civic, industry and community service awards including the Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumni Award, the Rerum Novarum Award from St. Joseph College Seminary, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Gold Medallion Award from the International Visitors Center of Chicago. A lifelong resident of Chicago whose great-grandfather was born in Ireland, Charles received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Illinois University. He is President of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.