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Gail M. Dudack is the managing director of Dudack Research Group, an independent institutional research firm that provides economic, fundamental, quantitative and technical strategy and tools to mutual funds, hedge funds and private money managers. Dudack Research Group is a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC., a NYSE member firm that provides full service brokerage to institutions, high net worth, and family accounts. Prior to setting up her own firm, Ms. Dudack was the Chief U.S. Investment Strategist for UBS AG and its predecessor firms beginning with S.G. Warburg PLC. Ms. Dudack began her Wall Street career at the Pershing division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. (now Credit Suisse Group AG).
Ms. Dudack was president of the Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. Employees Federal Credit Union from 1977 to 1980 and a trustee of the S.G. Warburg Employee Retirement Board from 1988-1995. She was president of the CMT Association from 1985 to 1987, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts Board of Directors from 1989-1991 as well as a member of the NYSSA Advisory Council. Ms. Dudack is a founding member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts, a past arbitrator for the NASD and a past member of the Department of Labor’s Business Research Advisory Council (BRAC) for consumer and producer price indices. She is a current trustee and past Chair (2003-2005) of the Securities Industry Institute, the professional education body of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Ms. Dudack was a panelist on “Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser” for over 20 years and appeared on the subsequent PBS show “Wall Street Week with Fortune”. She has also been a guest on CNBC, “Nightly Business Report” (PBS) and Bloomberg TV. She is a popular speaker at a variety of business and investment forums both domestically and abroad.
Ms. Dudack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Skidmore College, where she received the Wall Street Journal Award for the most promising student in finance. In 1990, she attained the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, awarded by the CMT Association, and in early 1997, received the CMT Association’s “Best of the Best Award” for her price analysis and market forecasting for the previous five-year period. In May 2007, she received the CMT Association’s Annual Award honoring both her career and her contribution to the professional organization. Skidmore College presented Ms. Dudack their Special Achievement Award in June 2001. Ms. Dudack received Skidmore’s Outstanding Service award in June 2010 and was honored to have the boardroom in Skidmore’s Career Development Center named in her honor in October 2015. She has contributed to several documentaries and books on the stock market and the industry, is featured in “Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999” by Maggie Mahar (Harper Business 2003) and is the subject of a chapter in “The Heretics of Finance” by Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic (Bloomberg Press 2009).
Ms. Dudack was Co-Chair of Skidmore College’s Parents Council (2009-2011), is currently President of the Skidmore Alumni Association, a member of Skidmore’s Board of Trustees (2011-2014) and is a member of several professional organizations including the Women’s Forum on NY where she currently serves on the Finance Committee. She resides in Westchester County with her husband and son.