The individuals below have volunteered their time to serve as Board Members/Officers and provide guidance to the NIBA. Contact any Officer/Committee Chairperson for more information or to participate in association activities.

Founder & Chairman:Melinda Schramm
MHS Capital Resource, Inc.
President:Mike Burke
Highground Trading, LLC
Vice-President:Ryan Griffeth
Optimus Futures
Treasurer:Mike Coglianese
Michael Coglianese, CPA, PC
Secretary:Ryan Griffeth
Optimus Futures
Past President:Steve Petillo
Pinion Global
IB/CTA Membership ChairBrad Janitz
Midland Trust
Member:Rodney Dow
R.W. Dow Corp.
Member:Howard Rennell
The Windham Group
Member:Mark Shore
Shore Capital Management
Member:Katie Tervin
Zaner Financial Services, LLC
Member:John Roe
BTR Trading
FCM Advisor:Jeff Gilfillan
Phillip Capital Inc.
FCM Advisor:Daniel Dorman
Dorman Trading
Exchange Advisor:Barbara Schmidt-Bailey
CME Group
Legal Advisor:Matt Kluchenek
Mayer Brown

NIBA Committees

Newsletter:Ryan Griffeth, Chairman
Melinda Schramm
IB/CTA Membership: Brad Janitz, Chariman
FCM Membership:Mike Burke, Chairman
Service Providers Membership:John Roe, Chairman
NFA Regulations:Mike Burke, Co-Chairman
Ryan Griffeth, Co-Chairman
Melinda Schramm
CFTC Regulations:Matt Kluchenek, Chairmam
Melinda Schramm
John Roe
Exchange Relations:Barbara Schmidt-Bailey, Chairman
Mike Burke
Danny Dorman
New York City Conference:Howard Rennell Chairman
Melinda Schramm
Mike Burke
Andrew Aronson
DePaul University Conference &
Mark Shore, Co-Chairman
Steve Petillo, Co-Chariman
Jeff Gilfilian
Chicago Conference:Ryan Griffeth, Co-Chairman
Katie Tervin, Co-Chairman
John Roe
Tom Mitchell
Advisory Group:Dr. Carl Luft, Chairman
Melinda Schramm
Website:Ryan Griffeth
Adam Aronoff

NIBA Advisory Group

The NIBA Advisory Group is made of industry experts who have agreed to share their special knowledge and approach to our business with the NIBA to help grow the Association membership and influence, and help it meet its educational goals.

NIBA Advisory Group (AG) members meet once each year in Chicago.

Andrew AronsonAscent Capital Management
Makenzie BillingsCME Group
Scott DiamondBallard Spahr LLP
Trish FosheeThe Institute for Financial Markets
Tom McCarthy, CPALiccar
John NelsonApplied Research
Braden PerryKennyhertz Perry Attorneys at Law
Mike PhillipsvSEC LLC
John FalckvSEC LLC
Eric OsterhausPinion Global
John RoeBTR Trading
Mark ShoreDePaul University
Mark WatorBarchart
Abbey WilkinsSweet Futures

The Advisory Group is chaired by Dr. Carl Luft. Board Members also serving are: Melinda Schramm, Mike Burke and John Roe.