Jeffrey C. Borchardt is the chief operating officer at the law firm of Wallace Saunders, Chartered. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Board of Trade, part of the CME Group.
In the course of his 30-year career at the exchange, Borchardt saw the KCBT celebrate its 150-year anniversary. He was instrumental in leading the exchange's migration to electronic trading; directed the exchange during a period of record volume and profitability; and played a key role in the sale of the exchange to the CME Group in December 2012.
He was a contract market representative from 2004 to 2012 on the board of directors of National Futures Association, the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures markets. He was also a member of the NFA Executive, Finance, Hearings and Appeals committees.
In 2013, Borchardt was inducted into the Futures Industry Association's Futures Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 to commemorate outstanding contributions to the global futures and options community.
He served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Commodity Markets Council, a trade association that advocates for open and competitive markets and brings together commodity exchanges with their industry counterparts. 
Borchardt serves as a director and executive committee member of Northwest Foundation, Inc., which oversees the private donations and endowments for Northwest Missouri State University. 
He has also served on various futures industry working groups.
Borchardt was elected KCBT president and CEO on Feb. 25, 2004. Borchardt joined the KCBT as a commodities investigator and auditor in 1982. He worked at the exchange in compliance, regulation, finance and operations. He was promoted to vice president-compliance in 1987, senior vice president and chief financial officer in 1994, and executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2000.
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