BMO Harris Bank Appoints Bill McKinley Regional Business Sales Manager in Northern Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — (Marketwire) — 01/09/13 — BMO Harris Bank today announced that it has strengthened its ability to serve business clients in Northern Illinois with the appointment of Bill McKinley as Regional Business Sales Manager. McKinley will lead a team of 14 in managing a portfolio of loans and deposits while developing new business relationships.

“Our approach to Business Banking is to forge strong relationships with our customers and become a trusted advisor for all elements of their financial needs,” said Jim Duff, Business Market Manager, BMO Harris Bank. “By adding Bill as a manager to this market, we add the experience of someone who is well-known to businesses in the area and who has the expertise to deliver the full breadth of BMO Harris solutions. That includes serving the personal financial needs of business owners who often find that their individual and business priorities are closely linked.”

McKinley has 28 years of financial services experience with deep knowledge guiding emerging companies and has had success even in difficult financial markets. Prior to taking this role Bill was a Senior Relationship Manager and key player on the Winnetka Business Banking Team, as a Commercial Relationship Manager.

“More and more, our customers and prospective customers are telling us they want stability in their banking relationship,” Duff said. “They want a company like BMO Harris that’s been around for over 125 years and knows not only how to weather the storm, but to position its customers for success regardless of the climate.”

McKinley has been a very active member in the community, serving on the board of Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook where he is past president. He is also a founding member of Bike Winnetka and a member of the Winnetka Bike Task Force, a committee of the Winnetka Park District.

A native of Wilmette, McKinley has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Lake Forest College.