Jerry Manne: Who's Who 2018 Recipient

Jerry Manne, a member of the Class of 1954, who holds a B. A. degree in history and economics from Dartmouth College and a M. B. A. degree in finance from the Northwestern University School of Business, has been selected as a 2018 honoree by the Mepham High School Alumni Association.

Since 1967 Jerry has been a full member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), one of the world's oldest and most prestigious futures exchanges/markets, where he had a long and highly successful career which flourished in the risk/rewards complexities of buying and selling commodities and investments.

In the 1970s Jerry served as member of the CBOT Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Board. He also was Chair of the Board's Finance, Metals and Nominating Committees. In addition, he's been a member of several national and international exchange organizations, and he is highly respected for his knowledge and expertise regarding futures markets.

Volunteer Service and Community Activities:

Jerry's volunteer service and community activities have been numerous. He and his wife, Sandy, have been leading figures in and gained recognition for their advocacy for animal conservation of endangered species. Jerry, a trustee of the renowned Chicago Zoological Society since 1979, served on its Executive Committee for 20 years, and chaired many of its other committees. He was a trustee of the River Forest (IL) Police Pension Board for over 30 years; and has been a member of the Union League Club of Chicago since 1971, and a Club trustee since 2005. The Club's motto is "commitment to country and community," and it seeks to promote honesty and efficiency in government, support cultural institutions and the beautification of Chicago, and value good citizenship.

In 2014, Jerry and Sandy were co-recipients of the Brookfield Zoo's Lifetime Achievement Award for their work and contributions on behalf of animal conservation causes.

Lance Blackshaw, Class of 1954

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