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Arlen D. Rubin

Arlen D. Rubin

Arlen Rubin is the Chief Financial Officer of Live Marketing, Inc., a full service Trade Show and Events Marketing agency, founded by his wife Elaine Cohen Rubin in 1973.

Mr. Rubin graduated from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana with a B.S. in Accountancy and became a C.P.A. in 1967. Prior to graduating from the Champaign campus, he spent 3 years at the Navy Pier campus (which at the time offered no degrees).

Mr. Rubin started his career in 1966 as a staff accountant with Seidman & Seidman (now BDO Seidman) and in 1970 changed positions to the accounting firm Alexander Grant & Company (now Grant Thornton). He remained at Alexander Grant, where he was an audit manager until 1976. He did accounting consulting work for a short period while waiting to be approved by the SEC to begin a new career as an independent floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Mr. Rubin became a member of The Chicago Board of Trade in 1983 and remained there until 2002. From 1966 until 1972 Mr. Rubin served in U.S. Army Reserve and received an honorable discharge.

Mr. Rubin is currently a member of the Columbia College Chicago’s finance committee. From 1986 until 1997 he was a member of the board of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, a freestanding program offering a PH.D in Clinical Social Work. During his time there he worked with the board, students and faculty to successfully assist the institution in becoming accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mr. Rubin and his wife Elaine have been married for 36 years. Elaine is a Northwestern University alumnus. He is a life long Chicagoan and they have been city dwellers for the past 22 years. They have no children.