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The Market Technicians Association (MTA) Board of Directors Transitions to Newly Elected Leadership

The MTA announces new leadership for its Board of Directors. Piper Jaffray’s Managing Director and Senior Technical Research Analyst, Craig Johnson CFA, CMT will lead the organization’s mission and continued growth.

New York, NY, July 16, 2014 --( The Market Technicians Association, Inc., the leading organization for Technical Analysis professionals and the governing body for the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is pleased to announce the newly elected leadership as voted on by the Members of the MTA for the 2014-2015 term.

The Market Technicians Association (MTA) would like to thank David Keller, CMT Managing Director of Technical Research at Fidelity for his service as President of the Board from July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2014, Phil Roth, CMT for his service as Past President from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014, and Sushil Kedia, CMT, CAIA, FRM for his service as an at-large director from July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014.

“I am excited for what lies ahead for the MTA and for my new role in leadership development,” David Keller, CMT Managing Director of Technical Research at Fidelity Investments and outgoing MTA President, said of the transition. “It has been a great experience to serve our membership, and I look forward to continuing to do so in this new role.”

The newly elected officers are as follows: Craig Johnson, CFA, CMT Managing Director and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray, will serve as President. Kate Stockton, CMT, Chief Technical Strategist for BTIG, is Vice President. Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA, Research Analyst with FIG Partners, is Secretary. Tim Snavely, CFA, CMT, Portfolio Manager at Crawford Investment Counsel, is Treasurer.

“The MTA has seen significant growth and development under the leadership of David Keller,” said Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA President-elect of the MTA. “Bringing the CMT Program to investment professionals around the globe is a goal that I, along with the Board of Directors and executive staff, will be pursuing earnestly in the years ahead.”

The CMT Program prepares candidates for a broad range of professional roles in the financial industry, demonstrating competency and the highest standards of ethical practice. Through a rigorous three-part exam, candidates show their mastery of a robust curriculum focusing on statistical analysis of market behavior and quantitative risk management techniques that can be applied to all asset classes.

“The past four years have been a formative period for the MTA. David Keller’s leadership during this time has been invaluable and we are all looking forward to the next stage of growth under the service of Craig Johnson.” said Tim Licitra, Executive Director/CEO of the MTA.

Those serving on the board in At-Large Director positions are: Tim Braun, CMT, James Brodie, CMT, Carson Dahlberg, CMT, Ross Leinweber, CMT, Sam Levine, CMT, CFA, Patrick Oberhaensli, CMT, CFA, CAIA, FRM, ERP, and Scott Richter, CMT, CFA. The MTA welcomes James Brodie, CMT and Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA who are each serving their first term.

About the Market Technicians Association (MTA)
The Market Technicians Association’s objective is to educate members and the investment community in technical analysis. More than 4,500 market professionals in over 85 countries are members of the MTA. The MTA is responsible for the creation, administration and regulation of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. The CMT designation is the only technical analysis designation recognized by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). It is also the only designation for technical analysts that qualifies for a Series 86 exemption upon passing Levels I & II of the CMT exam.

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Market Technicians Association
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