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Stacey Cunningham    

Former President of the New York Stock Exchange; Expert on Financial Markets

Stacey Cunningham is the former President of NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest equity exchange and premier venue for capital raising. She was the NYSE’s 67th President and the first woman to lead the Exchange in its 228-year history.

As President, Cunningham oversaw an organization that is home to 2,300 of the world’s largest, most influential, and most innovative companies. In addition to the NYSE, Cunningham oversaw four other equity exchanges, with nearly $4 trillion dollars of listed exchange-traded fund assets under management, and two equity options exchanges.

Cunningham serves as a passionate advocate for companies and their investors before regulators and lawmakers and speaks regularly on the role of capitalism and free markets to drive economic growth and societal advancement. As part of those efforts, Cunningham has led progress on important issues such as board diversity through the NYSE Board Advisory Council.

As NYSE’s Chief Operating Officer, Cunningham integrated multiple exchange acquisitions and spearheaded the development and launch of the world's most sophisticated exchange technology platform.

Currently, Cunningham is an Operating Partner for Advent International and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange, as well as an advisor for private companies and Georgetown University's Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy. She has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, and previously served on the Boards of Catalyst and the Partnership for New York City.

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