Thomas LaSala serves as Managing Director, Chief Regulatory Officer of CME Group. He is responsible for setting the overall vision and strategic direction for the global market regulation function and building strong external relationships with foreign and domestic regulatory agencies. Prior to assuming his current role, LaSala most recently served as Managing Director, NYMEX Chief Regulatory Officer since August 2008.
LaSala joined NYMEX in 1984 and worked in market surveillance as an Analyst and Director before being promoted to Vice President of Compliance in December 1993. In 2002, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management and has served as Chief Regulatory Officer since 2006.
LaSala is a director of the Futures Industry Association's Futures Services and Law and Compliance Divisions, and also serves on the Joint Compliance Committee of all of the U.S. futures exchanges.
He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from Marist College in 1983.