Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1964. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1967.
Senior vice president American National Bank & Trust Company, 1967—1981. Senior executive vice president, chief lending officer Exchange National Bank Chicago, 1981—1990. Senior executive vice president Algemene Bank Nederland AMRO Bank N.V., Netherlands.
President, Chief Executive Officer LaSalle Bank Corporation, Chicago, 1990—2007, chairman, 2007, chairman emeritus, since 2007. Chairman The PrivateBank, Chicago, 2008. Vice chairman Standard Federal Bank (National Association), board directors.
Member board Illinois Business Roundtable, chairman emeritus. Member board trustees CenterPoint Properties Trust. Board directors Metal Management, Inc., since 2006, AAR Corporation, since 2007, PrivateBancorp, Inc., since 2008.
Member Chicago Board Education, since 1994. Board trustees Chicago Community Trust. Executive board Auditorium Theatre Council, Chicago.
Board directors Terra Foundation Arts. Board trustees Field Museum, Art Institute Chicago, University Chicago Hospitals. Member of Commercial Club Chicago (civic. committee), Banker's Club of Chicago (president), Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (board directors, Distinguished Service award 1982).
Married Virginia Bobins.