National Council on Economic Education Elects Chicago Mercantile Exchange CEO as Chairman of the Board

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Craig Donohue, CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. is elected as the NCEE's new Chairman of the Board to help lead the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy.

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The Board of Directors of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE, today announced that on October 17th, Craig Donohue, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (CME Holdings) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), was elected Chairman of the Board for a 3-year term.

The NCEE Board of Directors, chaired by Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President & CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies, elected Mr. Donohue as the new Chairman because of his commitment to the NCEE's distinctive goal of improving economic and financial literacy for America's students and teachers. Mr. Donohue previously served as Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect of the Board as well as Chairman of the Development Committee and Chairman of the NCEE Visionary Awards Annual Dinner.

"Craig Donohue's professional success and personal commitment make him the ideal leader for expanding the NCEE's reach and deepening its impact in the world of economic and financial education," said Robert Duvall, President and CEO of the NCEE. "Just look at what he has achieved at the CME! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve under Craig's direction in the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy. With his help in charting our course, I am confident that we will win that campaign."

"I am honored to accept this position and to have the opportunity to make an impact on the NCEE's exceptional role in educational reform," said Donohue. "The NCEE is all about teaching success and empowering young people to become more knowledgeable about financial affairs in an increasingly global economy. I look forward to working with my fellow directors, Bob Duvall, and his team in making a difference with the next generation of leaders in our country."

Donohue has served as CEO of CME Holdings and CME since January 2004. He began working for CME as an attorney in 1989. Before joining CME, Donohue was associated with the Chicago law firm of McBride, Baker & Coles. In addition to serving on the Boards of CME Holdings, CME and NCEE, Donohue is a member of the Board of Directors of the Executives' Club of Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Global Markets Advisory Committee and Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook's Advisory Council.

Donohue holds a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, a Master of Laws degree in Financial Services Regulation from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Drake University.

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About the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)

The NCEE ( is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving economic and financial literacy. Both directly and through its unique nationwide network of state Councils and more than 200 university-based Centers for Economic Education, NCEE's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in more than 70,000 schools each year.


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