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The American Dream Dinner was held on May 18th at the Union League Club of Chicago. Because of the countless sponsorships and donations we received, the annual signature event was a tremendous success! The event featured three teachers from across Illinois who were honored for their outstanding performances in teaching the fundamentals of financial literacy. The night concluded with a fireside chat given by the CEO of Interactive Brokers, Thomas Petterfy and William Brodsky, the Executive Chairman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange!


The 2017 American Dream Dinner Speaker and Outstanding Leadership Honoree

Thomas Petterfy

Thomas Peterffy

Thomas Peterffy is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. a global electronic brokerage firm with approximate market cap of $11 billion. Mr. Peterffy has been at the forefront of applying computer technology to automate trading and brokerage functions since he emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1965.

Prior to forming Interactive Brokers, Mr. Peterffy studied civil engineering in Hungary. In December 1965, at the age of 21, he immigrated to the United States. From 1966 to 1967 he worked as a draftsman for Madigan-Hyland and, from 1967 to 1968 as a computer programmer for Aranyi Associates. In 1969, he joined Mocatta Metals as a computer programmer and later became Director of Research and Trading. (learn more)

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