Richard Heckinger

Richard Heckinger

Richard Heckinger
Class of 1966 ~ West

Richard Heckinger is currently a Senior Policy Advisor in the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Richard started his career
in financial markets at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1973. In the 1990s he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He volunteers regularly for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and informally counsels cancer survivors. He earned a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, and a Bachelors Degree in Math from Illinois State University. His message to Leyden
students, “Look for opportunities that might not be too obvious and follow your passion.”