Jim Binder is a Chicago area-based corporate communications professional and former journalist who currently is a public relations consultant with Black Knight, a provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions across the homeownership life cycle.
Previously, he was the director of global public relations at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York, NY. He joined DTCC in January 2015 after a 10-year stint as director of public relations at the The Options Clearing Corporation and Options Industry Council and left in late 2020.
During Binder's 10 years at OCC/OIC, he led public relations efforts, as well as external communications for the clearing house, and was also in charge of social media for OIC’s investor education mission.
Previously, he was the managing editor of Securities Week, responsible for covering the people and market structure issues in the securities and equity options markets. Binder remains an Associate Member of the New York Financial Writers Association.
Binder began his journalism career at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, IL., covering local government and politics and was named City Editor in 1997. He won awards from the Illinois Press Association, AP, and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association for Public Service Reporting, Investigative Reporting and Opinion Writing.
In 1987, Binder earned a BA in Political Science/International Relations from Northern Illinois University. In 2013 he completed a certification program of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
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