Edward J. Modla is Director, Retail Education and Business Development for the Options Industry Council (OIC). In this role, he oversees retail education programs which promote the responsible use of listed equity options. He represents OIC by creating and presenting educational events in both online and in-person formats, serving as a guest speaker on panels, hosting a monthly podcast with industry personnel, and working with the media. Also, he has a lead position in the production of options curricula, Web content, advertising, and the development of strategic business partnerships. Mr. Modla has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry beginning as an options market maker with Hull Trading Company before moving into the futures brokerage business with MF Global and, in 2014, joining the OIC team.