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Tim Crane, president and treasurer, joined Wintrust in 2008 and is responsible for overseeing Wintrust’s 15 community bank charters and several lines of business. He serves on Wintrust’s Executive Management Committees and is chairman of both the Lake Forest Bank & Trust and Wintrust Bank boards of directors. Prior to joining the company, Tim was president of Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal in Chicago, with more than 240 retail locations, where he was employed for 24 years. He has had positions leading both commercial and retail banking businesses, as well as leading acquisition activities. He has extensive international experience specifically related to operations in Canada and Mexico.
Tim earned an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has also completed executive leadership programs at the Ivy School in Toronto, Canada, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. He has been a speaker at numerous financial conferences and served as a faculty member for several banking schools. He is active in the Chicago area, currently serving on the board of directors for Metropolitan Family Services, the Bank Administration Institute, Chicago United, and the DePaul University. He is a former board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council. Tim is active in the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executive Club of Chicago, and The Bankers Club of Chicago.