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James V. Stadler

James V. Stadler - Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer - First Midwest Bank

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Jim Stadler is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at First Midwest Bank. In this role, Jim is responsible for marketing, corporate communications, customer relationship management (CRM) and client experience focusing on building brand reputation, improving client experience and engagement and driving revenue growth.

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, business growth, innovation and transformation of Fortune 500 and privately-owned companies on both client and agency side. Prior to joining First Midwest in 2018, Jim was Managing Partner and head of business development at Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), an independent creative and technology agency, where he led business and strategic planning for SCC clients, including First Midwest. Prior to joining SCC, he was Senior Vice President, Group Management Director at DDB Worldwide and previously held senior marketing roles at McDonald’s and Kimberly Clark.

Jim is actively involved in several professional charitable organizations, including Commonwealth Club of Chicago, Economic Club of Chicago, Association of National Advertisers and First Tee Chicago. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.