Christopher C. Melvin, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in September 2012 representing the City of Chicago. He serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee & serves on the Compensation & Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Melvin is the Chairman and CEO of Melvin & Company, a Chicago-based institutional research and trading firm that he founded in 1989. He previously served on the Board of Governors for both the Chicago Stock Exchange and Boston Stock Exchange. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the Securities Industry Association (SIA) (now SIFMA).
Mr. Melvin began his career at the Chicago Stock Exchange where he worked in Clearing Surveillance. Between 1981 and 1983, Mr. Melvin served as the assistant trader for Risk Arbitrage at Shatkin Investment Company (Chicago), later moving to a floor member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Mr. Melvin holds a series of financial certificates including Series 3, 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C.