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Alan Lash has been sought after by various entities throughout United States, Canada and United Kingdom for his outstanding accounting services and professional regulatory expertise. Mr. Lash has been an independent consultant serving financial institutions and key members of the financial and futures services industry for over 20 years. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its Disciplinary Committee has recently had the honor of having Mr. Lash serve on the committee.
Upon obtaining the status of a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lash has been thriving as an entrepreneur. Prior to running his own consulting business, however, Mr. Lash solidified his expertise in the regulatory scheme and framework of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and member oversight of the National Futures Association (NFA).

Beginning his professional career in 1979 at Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs, as a Senior Accountant, Mr. Lash audited clients, prepared financial statements and tax returns. He began flourishing in the futures industry in his role as Audit Manager at Commodity Exchange, Inc. He has been appointed as Advisor to the Committee on Admissions for the Exchange, Vice President of the Joint Audit Committee, and has participated in the Macroeconomics Surveillance Committee analyzing the volatility of the markets. He also conducted seminars and was an active liaison between the NYSE, CFTC, NFA, and other domestic exchanges on various regulatory matters.

Gaining practical experience as a Commodity Floor Trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange enabled him to solidify hands-on knowledge of executing contracts, various trading strategies, technical analysis and floor operations. At Elders Futures Inc., as a Vice President and Financial Controller, Mr. Lash oversaw the financial reporting, budgets, forecasts, monthly management reports, profit center reporting, and regulatory reporting for one of the largest FCMs in the industry. Finally, prior to becoming an independent consultant in 1990, he was appointed as an Audit Manager and Associate Director of the National Futures Association, where he was responsible for the auditing department of the Eastern Region of the NFA, ensuring compliance with NFA and CFTC regulations.

Mr. Lash obtained a BA in SUNY at Albany in 1972, Followed by a Masters of Professional Accountancy at the Georgia State University in 1978.