Garry Jones was promoted to group executive vice president & head of global derivatives at NYSE Liffe, replacing Hugh Freedberg, who was promoted to chairman. Previously Jones was executive director of business development and strategy. “I hope to utilize my background in trading and management within investment banks to leverage our listed derivatives business and to become even more client focused,” Jones says.
Ronald Kent was named executive vice president, head of international listings for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia at NYSE Euronext. Previously he was at Goldman Sachs.
Barry C. Goldblatt was named managing director, commodities, energy and metals at CME Group. Previously he was a director for Merrill Lynch.
David Boberski was named managing director, OTC research and new product development at CME Group.
Robert Holifield was named acting director of the office of external affairs at the CFTC.
Lee Hodgkinson was named CEO of SmartPool, the dark pool for block trading set up by NYSE Euronext.
Russell Levens has joined Velocity Futures as managing director. Previously he was CEO of Fortis Clearing Chicago.
Dick Ebel joined Uhlmann Price Securities LLC as manager of its Lake Oswego, Ore., office. Previously he worked for UBS Securities.
Candice Workman Nonas, Janet Christensen, Edward Napoli and Tom McAvity were all named managing directors at NewOak Capital.
Michael C. Dawley was elected chairman and Peter McLady was elected vice chairman of the Futures Industry Association.
W. Robert Felker and Christopher K. Hehmeyer were reelected chairman and vice chairman, respectively, to the board of National Futures Association.
Gene Diederich was named CEO of Moneta Group.
Gary Delany was named director, European marketing and education and Joseph F. Burgoyne III was named director, institutional and retail marketing at the Options Industry Council.