CME taps Prosperi to lead PR; search for CMO continues

CHICAGO: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has named David Prosperi director of public relations in its newly created marketing and PR division. The CME linked the two communications functions in October of last year.

CHICAGO: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has named David Prosperi director of public relations in its newly created marketing and PR division. The CME linked the two communications functions in October of last year.

Before joining the CME, Prosperi worked for 13 years at the Chicago Board of Trade, most recently as SVP of corporate communications.

"I was very familiar with the practices of CME," said Prosperi. "I jumped at the opportunity, and I'm pleased that something positive could come of it."

Prosperi will eventually report to the CMO, a position the exchange is currently looking to fill. Among other goals for the division are plans to consolidate and streamline communications.

"We will look to assess all of the strengths to make communications a more integral part of CME operations," said Prosperi.

Stakeholders of the CME - the largest futures exchange in the world - include investors, customers, members, policy makers, and the business and civic community.

In addition to his post at the Board of Trade, Prosperi has served as campaign press secretary for Dan Quayle.

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