Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Announces 2021 Director Election Results


CHICAGO, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) today announced the results of the election of its directors in 2021. Members elected two independent directors as well as one director of Illinois. A director of Wisconsin ran unopposed. Each director will serve a four-year term starting January 1, 2022.

FHLBank Chicago 2021 Directors Election Results

Maria E. Wynne, CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago, Newly Appointed Director of the Board of Directors of FHLBank Chicago

Illinois re-elected members Daniel G. Watts. Mr. Watts is a director and chairman of Forest Park National Bank and Trust Company, which he joined in january 2010. He has been an executive banking professional for over 25 years. He began his career at the American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, after which he became a member of the management and director of Cosmopolitan Bank and Trust, Pullman Bank and Trust and Bank National Park (all subsidiaries of the former FBOP Corporation). Mr. Watts is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Community Investment Corporation (CIC) and Chicago Neighborhood initiatives (CNI). Mr. Watts is the former chairman of the board of directors of the Illinois Bankers Association and the former chairman of the Bankers Club of Chicago. Mr. Watts received an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University, a license in Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

James H. Hegenbarth ran unopposed and was declared re-elected as Wisconsin directing member. Mr. Hegenbarth was Chairman and CEO of The Park Bank in Madison, Wisconsin since 1999 and member of its board of directors since 1997. He has worked in the banking sector since 1985 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including consumer credit officer, credit analyst, credit manager, associate vice-president of business banking, vice president of business banking and senior vice president of loans. Mr. Hegenbarth previously worked at First Bank, NA (now US Bank). He is a former board member of the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) and a current member of the government relations committee. Mr. Hegenbarth is a member of the board of directors of the American Family Children’s Hospital at UW Madison, trustee and chair of the business and finance committee of Edgewood High School, and chair of the Ronald McDonald House Madison fundraising campaign. . He is also a new member of the FHLB committee of the American Bankers Association (ABA). Mr. Hegenbarth graduated from the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For the two seats of independent directors, the members of FHLBank Chicago elected Maria E. Wynne be elected Mark J. Eppli, Ph.D.

Maria E. Wynne is CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), the region’s premier civic leadership development organization. Since 2014, Ms. Wynne has led the transformation of LGC, representing the organization at the highest levels of business, government and social services. She has distinguished herself as an innovator and transformational leader at Microsoft and Xerox. She then served as the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Wynne is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Network and the Chicago Club. She is chair of the board of directors of the Goodman Theater, treasurer of P33, founded to work in collaboration with Chicago communities to do Chicago an inclusive technological city at the highest level 1 in United States. She is also a trustee of Central North College, she is a member of the Chicago Innovation Advisory Board and co-chairs the Civic Consulting Alliance Advisory Board. Ms. Wynne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central North College and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Northern Illinois. She continued her executive training at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the Harvard Business School, and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Mark J. Eppli is currently director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr Eppli has three decades of academic and administrative leadership experience, including a three-year term as Keyes Interim Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University, where he also held the Bell Chair in Real Estate from 2002 to 2018. Before joining Marquette University, he was professor of finance at the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University, where he led the MBA program in real estate and urban development. Dr. Eppli is widely published in the area of ​​commercial real estate financing, development and valuation. He is a board member / advisory board member of a number of financial services, real estate development and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Eppli received his PhD, Masters, and BBA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
The mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is to partner with our members in FHLBank Chicago to partner with our members in Illinois and Wisconsin provide them with financing at competitive prices, a reasonable return on their investment in the Bank and support for their community investment activities. FHLBank Chicago is one of 11 federal mortgage banks established by Congress in 1932 as a government-sponsored enterprise to support mortgage lending and community investments. We are member-owned and member-driven. FHLBank Chicago members include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions.

To learn more about FHLBank Chicago, visit fhlbc.com



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