First Midwest names Sander president

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    Mark Sander

Updated 1/18/2019 8:35 AM

CHICAGO -- First Midwest Bancorp has appointed Mark Sander President. the company announced Friday.

The new appointment will add to Sander's current role as chief operating officer and a director of the company.


"Mark's appointment is a natural extension of the important role he has played over the past seven years in helping us deliver strong growth and business performance," said Mike Scudder, chairman and CEO of First Midwest. "His strategic insight and exceptional leadership will serve us well as we continue our position as Chicago's premier commercial bank and execute on our vision of being our clients' most trusted financial partner."

Sander's experience and track record in the financial services industry spans more than 35 years. He joined First Midwest in June 2011 and has had direct management responsibility for the operating performance of First Midwest Bank, including oversight of the Bank's Commercial, Consumer and Wealth Management lines of business, as well as Credit Administration, Operations, Information Technology, Marketing and Communications.

With over $15 billion of assets and $11 billion of assets under management. First Midwest's principal subsidiary, First Midwest Bank, and other affiliates have handle consumer and business banking throughout Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa.

First Midwest moved its headquarters from Itasca to Chicago in 2017.

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