Joseph J. O'Neill
Joseph J. O'Neill (September 13, 1943 - August 4, 2018) was a longtime New York exchange executive and innovator in the futures markets.
He was most recently an independent consultant to the futures and spot commodity industries. He was previously the senior executive vice president at the New York Board of Trade before retiring in 2007.
O'Neill received the 2006 Patrick J. O’Shea Community Service Award at the NYBOT Futures & Options for Kids twelfth Annual Dinner Dance fundraising event, held in Lower Manhattan. 
O'Neill was born September 13, 1943. He worked for the New York Coffee and Sugar Clearing Association during his college years.
He took a job as the manager and chief operating officer of the clearing house of the International Commercial Exchange, which was created from the New York Produce Exchange and which traded in currency futures.
He left the International Commercial Exchange after a few months when the currency futures falters after the failure of the Japanese Yen delivery. He then joined the Cotton Exchange as the second in command.
He served as president and CEO of the exchange from 1984 until 1998.
After the cotton exchange merged with the NYBOT in 1998, O'Neill served as senior vice president.
During the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, home of NYBOT, O'Neill was on a cotton trade mission in India.
O'Neill earned a bachelor of arts from Manhattan College in 1967. He earned an MBA from Adelphi University in 1980.
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