Patrick H. Arbor
Mr. Patrick H. Arbor served three consecutive two-year terms as chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Under Mr. Arbor’s watch, the CBOT enjoyed its most successful years ever, charting six years of record growth and charting the future of both electronic and floor-based trading. He has been a member of the CBOT since 1965, serving three years as Vice Chairman and another ten years as Director.
He also sat for three years on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of both the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation and the National Futures Association.
Mr. Arbor is a Principal of the trading firm Shatkin Arbor. He serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of Merriman Curhan Ford & Co, an American Exchange listed company.
His numerous Board positions include the Board of Trustees of Loyola University of Chicago; Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys and Girls; the Mission of Our Lady of Mercy; and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Arbor to the Western NIS Enterprise Fund Board of Directors in October 1994.
Previous Board appointments include the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Loyola University of Chicago; the United States Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; the First State Bank & Trust Company of Park Ridge, Illinois; London Investment Trust (LIT), PLC; United Financial Holdings, Inc; United Community Bank; the Illinois Facilities Fund; First Chicago Bank & Trust Co.; and Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
Mr. Arbor received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Loyola University in 1958. He started his career as a math teacher and later served as mayor of Harwood Heights, Illinois. He has authored numerous articles on Finance in leading professional and academic journals. Mr. Arbor is a veteran mountain climber, who has scaled many of the world’s tallest peaks, including Aconcagua, Mont Blanc, Mt Eiger, and Mt Kilimanjaro. Mr. Arbor is a lifelong resident of Chicago.