David Krell, Chairman of ISE, said, "On behalf of the ISE Board of Directors, I would like to express my appreciation to Frank Jones for his willingness to provide continuity by reassuming the role of Vice Chairman. I also am grateful that Ken Vecchione has agreed to Chair the Finance and Audit Committee. Our Board of Directors will benefit from the significant expertise that both Frank and Ken will bring to these important leadership roles."
Dr. Jones has been a Professor in the accounting and business department at San Jose State University since 2003. Additionally, Dr. Jones was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America from 1991 to 2002. Previously, Dr. Jones was Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., Global Fixed Income Research and Economics. He has served on several boards, including The Intermarket Clearing Corporation (a subsidiary of OCC), OCC and New York Futures Clearing Corporation. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, a M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University and a B.A. and B.S. from University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Vecchione currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Global Management, L.P. Previously, he was the Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of MBNA Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Vecchione's prior experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Universal Card Services from 1997 to 1998 and Chief Financial Officer and Group President of First Data Corporation's Electronic Funds Management business from 1994 to 1997. He also worked at Citigroup for 17 years, where he was Chief Financial Officer of their credit card business. Mr. Vecchione is a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Affinion Group. Mr. Vecchione is also a board member and Chairman of the Finance and Loan Committee for Western Alliance Bancorp (NYSE: WAL). He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New York at Albany.