Bob Wilmouth: Bob passed away September 14. He was well-known to all of us in the derivatives industry as the founding president of the National Futures Association (NFA) where he served as its first president until 2003. Prior to the NFA, Bob was the President and CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In 2006, he was inducted into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame.
Les Rosenthal: Les passed away September 16. Founder and managing member of Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), Les began his career in the industry as a runner at the CBOT in 1951. He started Rosenthal & Co. in 1970. Les was one of the driving forces behind the development and launch of the GNMA futures contract, the first futures contract based on interest rates.
Bill McGowan: Bill was the Managing Director of sales for Interactive Brokers Group (IB) in its Chicago office. He was responsible for developing new client relationships for the company, exchange relationships and served IB as their contact person to the NIBA.