Pete Ricketts / Board Member
John Peter "Pete" Ricketts is the 40th Governor of Nebraska elected to a four year term in 2015 and former Chief Operating Officer of Ameritrade. Pete attended the University of Chicago for both his bachelor and graduate studies, and received an MBA in marketing and finance from the university's Graduate School of Business.
Ricketts and his wife Susanne have three children, Margot, Roscoe, and Eleanor. Ricketts' father is J. Joseph Ricketts, founder of Ameritrade and current owner of the Chicago Cubs. Ricketts served on the boards of the Cubs and Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Platte Institute for Economic Research and past member of the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.