George Haase was president of the New York Clearing Corporation, a position he hadheld since 1993. He joined the compliance department of the New York Cotton Exchange in 1979, was promoted to assistant treasurer and in 1986 began working the NYCE’sCommodity Clearing Corporation where he was vice president. He also has been a director of the FIA Futures Services Division since 1993 and co-chairman of the United Clearing Group since 2000. George is the heart and soul of the FIA Futures Services Division. For more years than anyone can remember, he has devoted countless hours to making the division run smoothly. As presidents of the division have come and gone, George has remained the constant, resident expert on all matters.