Kathleen M. Cronin has served as Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of CME Group since July 2007, when CME and CBOT merged to become the world's largest and most diverse exchange.
She is responsible for overseeing the company's Corporate Secretary, Shareholder Relations, Membership Services, Legal and Market Regulation functions.
Previously, she served as Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of CME Holdings and CME since 2004.
Cronin has advised CME on all legal matters since joining the company in November 2002 as Acting General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
She was an integral part of CME's efforts to complete its IPO in December 2002 and its secondary offering in June 2003. Additionally, she has played a key role in further developing the company's corporate governance principles and corporate compliance program.
A second-generation Irish-American, Cronin's maternal grandparents emigrated from Killarney, Co. Kerry as teenagers. She is in touch with her Irish cousins and is a frequent visitor to Killarney.
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