Margaret Erickson began her career in 1983 on the Grain floor of the Chicago Board of Trade where she gained extensive experience in both the commodity and financial markets. Margaret was a prominent member of the debt market division at Merrill Lynch from 1987–2000 and was promoted to Vice President. She excelled as a broker adviser, in both options and futures, working with proprietary traders and developing trade strategies for Institutional customers. Prior to joining AFS in 2008, she was a commodity broker for Iowa Grain Company handling large commodity accounts on the trading floor. Margie is an avid Cubs fan and currently resides in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago.