Barbara Schmidt-Bailey is associate director of broker services for the CME Group, a position she previously held at the CME Group and before that at the Chicago Board of Trade. She left the CME Group in early 2008 to join Intershow, a producer of investment trade shows, cruises and Moneyshow.com, an educational web site.
Schmidt-Bailey joined the CBOT in 2001. As director of business development for financial products, she worked with individual traders and the broker community. Schmidt-Bailey actively promoted CBOT products using online seminars, or "webinars," which extended the reach of CBOT education programs to thousands of individual traders.
From 1992 to 1999, Schmidt-Bailey was trading systems global business manager at Bloomberg LP where she was responsible for managing all product development for Bloomberg’s front-office trading system products worldwide.
Schmidt-Bailey is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she received an MA in international relations with thesis honors, and of Macalester College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in German & international studies. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study economics in Germany in 1990. 
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