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The CMT Association Governance

History & GovernanceAbout the Board

The Board of Directors below is the elected governing body of the CMT Association and is responsible for defining its vision, mission and strategies. The Board, in conjunction with the Executive Director and through various committees, oversees the activities of the CMT Association.

Board of Directors

Brett Villaume

Brett Villaume,

CMT, CAIA President
Robert Palladino

Robert Palladino,

CMT Vice President
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Karen Benefiel,

CMT, CPA Treasurer
Governance - 2022

John Kolovos,

CMT, CFA Secretary
Gina Martin Adams

Gina Martin Adams,

CMT, CFA Director
Governance - 2022

Kelly Corbiere,

CMT, CFA, CFP Director
Governance - 2022

Jamie Coutts,

CMT, CFTe Director
Governance - 2022

Akira Homma,

CFA, CMT, CFTe et. al. Director
Bill Kelleher

Bill Kelleher,

CMT, CFA Director
Dave Lundgren, CMT, CFA

Dave Lundgren,

CMT, CFA Director
Governance - 2022

Glen Martin,

CMT Director
Governance - 2022

Vishal Mehta,

CMT Director
Governance - 2022

Jay Woods,

CMT Director
Scott Richter, CFA, CMT, CHP

Scott G. Richter,

CMT, CFA, CHP Past President

The AssociationAbout the Association

The CMT Association is a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry. The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation marks the highest education within the discipline and is the preeminent designation for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide. Our market philosophy is grounded in behavioral economics and extends beyond classical pattern recognition techniques to include quantitative approaches to market research and rules-based trading system design and testing. Technical analysis provides the tools to successfully navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price across all asset classes through a disciplined, systematic approach to market behavior and the law of supply and demand.

Earning the CMT demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management. Our continued commitment to the global members of the CMT Association and prospective new members creates a multitude of continuing education opportunities through daily, monthly, and annual publications, online webcasts, seminars, and live events which further enhance our unique capacity to advance the discipline of technical analysis among industry professionals.