Dean's Advisory Council: George Sladoje

For the past thirty years Mr. Sladoje has been a senior executive at some of the country’s major trading institutions which involved, not only transactions in electricity, but in equities, futures and options as well. In 2004, Mr. Sladoje launched North American Energy Credit and Clearing Corporation whose operations were purchased by NASDAQ OMX in March of 2010. Immediately prior to 2004, Mr. Sladoje was the President and CEO of the California Power Exchange where he directed the start-up of the first of its kind enterprise. Positions formerly held by Mr. Sladoje prior to moving to California in 1997 include: Executive Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Stock Exchange and its Clearing, Trust and foreign subsidiaries, and Executive Vice President of the Chicago Board of Trade where he directed the exchange’s Operations and its Financial and Administrative functions as well.

Prior to his trading experiences, Mr. Sladoje served in various financial roles including seven years with a Big 8 public accounting firm. His board affiliations have included: Special Advisor to the United States Power Fund, a unit of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the California Power Exchange, CBT Corporation (Real estate unit of the Chicago Board of Trade), CBOT Education and Research Foundation, The Ohio State University Alumni Association (Treasurer and Executive Committee), and the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois (Treasurer and Executive Committee).

Mr. Sladoje’s educational background includes an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He earned a Certified Public Accountant designation in Illinois early in his career. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.