Women in Listed Derivatives Announces the 2020 North American Board and Officers

CHICAGO (January 11, 2020) – The North American chapter of WILD is excited to announce our newly elected 2020 Board of Directors: Amy Norden – Account Manager (Financial Services) at TEKsystems; Jeanine Oliva – Tax Director at Citadel; Laura Taffet – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at Taffet Consulting; Penelope Copleston - Director at FIS. They will fill four open board seats.

They join sitting board members:  Cathey Curley - Lead Business Analyst at Nuveen Investments; Simta Gupta - Vice President of Operations at ADM Investor Services; Denise Knabjian - Senior Vice President, Investor Education at OCC; Erin Preston - Chief Compliance Officer at Nabsecurities; Elizabeth Cook - Board of Directors at CME; Katie Cleland - Global Head of Client Facing Technology and Operations (Prime Brokerage Operations) at Société Générale; and Diane Saucier – Senior Solutions Marketing Manager (Financial Services) at Hitachi Vantara.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Caroline Gillard, Ellen Greene Leslie Sutphen, and Mary Mapes for their service on the WILD national board as they will be rolling off as of March 1 2020 to make room for the next generation of female elected officials.

WILD 2020 Officers
Cathey Curley will serve as President; Katie Cleland will serve as Vice President; Jeanine Oliva will serve as Treasurer; and Denise Knabjian will serve as Secretary.

WILD 2020 Committee Chairs

Marketing: Amy Norden, Laura Taffet

Events: Simta Gupta, Katie Cleland

New York Steering Committee:  Erin Preston, Penelope Copleston

Charlotte Steering Committee:  Laura Taffet

Corporate Membership and Sponsorship:  Cathey Curley

Charitable Givings:  Liz Cook

The 2020 Board of Directors will oversee events, membership, mentorship programs, industry specific job board, and charitable activities (i.e. scholarship fund) as well as look for new ways to promote the advancement of women in the industry. Board members serve two-year terms on a staggered basis.